Summer 2022 Newsletter
President’s Message

Summer is here!  Time get that book out you have been saving for the summer.   

Where is your favorite place to read? Under a tree in the park? Laying in a hammock in your backyard? At a coffee shop sipping your favorite drink?  On the beach listening to the waves? In a window seat or nook with a bench indented into a window and some cushions?   All great choices!  But wherever your special place to read takes you, you can now include the Rocklin Library as a go to place to read for summer too.  

The Rocklin Library is beginning to open with a few new programs.
Check the Placer County Library website.

Enjoy your summer reading at your favorite place. Have a great summer!

Georgetta Dolinsek
Summer [Camp] at Your Library!
By Aubree Burkholder, Librarian 
Placer County Library’s Summer Program kicked off on Tuesday, June 7th! This year’s theme is Read Beyond the Beaten Path, celebrating the great outdoors, adventure, and all things CAMPING! The Summer @ Your Library program is designed to engage all groups in exploring new ideas, books, and activities! It is free family fun to keep you reading all summer long! Track your reading, participate in challenges, and win badges and prizes through the Beanstack app or website. Or sign up at your nearest library. Each child that signs up receives a Camp iRead display banner to display limited edition Placer County Library pins (stickers available for little ones) that they earn while completing reading milestones and activities as well as a final medal for completing the Summer Reading Program! Adult and teen participants will earn points by logging their reading minutes and activities which will then be entered into grand prize drawings which include gift cards, books and curated themed gift bundles!
We will welcome the fantastic Puppet Art Theater which will take place on Saturday, July 9, 2022, at 9:30 am, at the Johnson-Springview Park. Join us for the exciting performances and find out complete event details and check out what else is happening across the Placer County Library this summer by visiting the Placer County Library website at:
Highlighting our summer camp theme, the Rocklin library will host two super fun programs for participants of all ages. The first is All About Birds where participants will construct their own birdfeeder to take home as well as DIY binoculars, a bird watching journal, and they can try their hand at some bird origami. Don't miss it on Saturday, June 11th, 2022, at 10:00am. The next is Painting 1,2,3 where participants will make original art around the theme, "Read Beyond the Beaten Path." They will learn the basics of color mixing, composition, and scale, and will leave with 2 completed paintings to treasure forever. Don't miss it on Saturday June 23rd at 10:00am.
But wait, there’s more! Our summer events join our ever-popular Reading Recesses activities happening daily with a new recess added each week! Identify wild animal tracks, guess the number of marshmallows in giant s’mores treat, take a wildlife library hike, go fishing for magnetic fish, partake in some fun nature themed mad libs, create some binary code necklaces and bracelets, engage in the community question wall, and make leaf etching art! 
Come into your nearest Placer County Library each week to participate in a fun Camp iRead Activity to do together as a family!
Save the Date!

The Friends are turning 40 and we want you to celebrate with us! Please reserve the afternoon of November 1st to join us for a pie social at the Rocklin Library.
Watch our emails for further details.
Book lovers make a difference  

Thanks to the book lovers in this community, the Rocklin Friends of the Library raised $425 during our first surplus book sale of the year. Mark your calendars. Our next big sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5 in the Rocklin Parks and Rec Building on Fifth Street (in Johnson-Springview Park. 

Sales in our bookstore, located just inside the library’s front entrance, are also going well. Adult and children’s books (unless marked) are $3 for hardbacks and $2 for paperbacks. DVDs and audio tapes are featured as well as a selection of book group recommendations.  

We also offer unique and specialized books through our eBay store, which is overseen by Eve Wise and Alice Pennington.  

We welcome donations of gently used books, CDs and DVDs to keep our inventory fresh. For the health and safety of our volunteers and the library staff, we are storing donations at a private residents. To arrange for delivery of books, send an email to

Members of the FOL Dream Team keep the bookstore stocked, restock the eight Little Free Libraries in Rocklin parks and organize the semi-annual surplus sales. “Players” sometimes get benched because of injuries or vacations, so we could use backup support. Hours are minimal; the benefits are huge! Anyone interested in joining the team can contact Gloria Beverage at

Proceeds from our sales of books, CDs and DVDs are used by the Placer County library staff to purchase adult and children’s books as well as special materials for the library collection. To become a member of the Friends of the Library, visit or pick up a membership form in our bookstore. Memberships start at $10. 
Ruhkala Pioneer Recipient
 Shares Love of Art and Books with the Rocklin Community

Jer Jarret moved to Rocklin from Los Gatos in 2002. She missed her art scene, so she and residents who shared her passion for the arts started “Art Matters” a fine arts club. 

The Rocklin Friends were lucky enough to share her other passion of reading and Jer became a member. She was art chairperson for many years.  She changed the artwork frequently in the library and brought into the library a variety of art from local artist to the schools.  

You can share Jer’s story from the City of Rocklin and other award recipients at the link below:  

Congratulations on receiving the 2022 Ruhkala Pioneer Award!
Our Friends at the Placer Repertory Theater have an upcoming event on June 29th in Rocklin. Tickets are available through this link.

Music, comedy, theater and history all take stage at Placer Repertory Theater’s performances of Haunting History on June 23 in Lincoln & June 29 in Rocklin at 7 PM. This entertaining evening includes
  • original songs performed by musician/singer/songwriter Matthew Kaiser, 
  • door prizes from generous local businesses, 
  • Comedian Funny Robert
  • refreshments, 
  • "Meet the actors” opportunities
and the featured event of the evening, a stage reading of a new Placer County history play in development (Ghosts of Placer County).
We are accepting material donations!

The Friends are accepting books, CDs, and DVDs for our used book sales. Email us to schedule a time to drop off your donation -