Support the Library, Support Your Community

Friday, December 12, 2014

I'm willing to guess you love your library. Or perhaps you remember fondly when you and your little ones loved visiting the library.

If you have supported the library in the past, thank you for expressing that love through a donation to the Friends of the Rockridge Library (FORL). Like you, we love our neighborhood library, and we work hard to ensure the programs, services, and facilities meet the needs of our diverse community.

Donations to the FORL bolstered many areas of the library in 2014. Donors helped fund drama workshops for children, laptops for checkout in the library, magazine holders, ergonomic computer stands, craft materials and video games for teens, outdoor benches, a New York Times subscription, and other accessories, materials, and programs. This year also marked a new area of support: FORL funded and is providing oversight on the installation of air con-ditioning in the branch's Teen Zone and upstairs meeting areas. We also organized a program called "Seasoning to Taste: an interactive tasting experience," where local chef instructor Linda Carucci guided a packed house through tasting and seasoning, learning how different ingredients change a dish and your palate.

Please consider donating to the Friends of the Rockridge Library. A thriving library is the mark of a thriving community. Your support, your donation, and your love of the library helps make that happen. Visit www.RockridgeFriends.org, or send a check payable to Friends of the Rockridge Library, PO Box 3723, Oakland, 94609. The Tax ID no. is 45-3951826. Thank you.