Ever so charming and unique, these bookstores attest to the fact that reading is not dead! Many of us still love the feel and smell of the printed page.To visit these, however, you must travel to Great Britain! Not the worst idea......
A big thank you to all our first day customers! With such a rich selection of books (it's stronger this sale than its been in some time), folks left with bags and boxes. The sale continues through Sunday - 10am to 5pm both days.
While the Monrovia Public Library Literacy Services program has been changing lives for more than a decade, it is one of only a small handful of similar programs in the entire San Gabriel Valley. Due to devastating state budget cuts (40%), the Monrovia Library Foundation is seeking private funding to carry on this important work.
How about food, wine, and Team Trivia to help close the funding gap? Join fellow Monrovians Sunday, November 2 at the Library. Tickets are $40 each and may be purchased at the Library. Guaranteed fun!
Might you help advertise? Download their flier here and post it at work or share with neighbors and friends, The Library Foundation is a registered 50c(3) charity.
With a "soft spot for public libraries", The Wall Street Journal columnist Geoffrey Fowler (August 13, 2014, Page 1 of their Personal Journal section) asks essentially why would you pay a monthly fee to read e-books when you can get it free at your local public library? Over 90% of American's public libraries over e-books - including the Monrovia Public Library! In a not so random study of available titles, public libraries won out in the number of available titles against Kindle Unlimited, Oyster, and Scribe. It's easier than you think - just log into the library's website page for online resources with your card number and pin.
Our first-ever flash sale on July 30 - National Paperback Book Day" was both successful and fun! We hope you all enjoyed a surprise bargain. Here's a big thank you from the Friends Board Members!
Monrovia Mayor MaryAnn Lutz and City Council members recognized the 2014 Book Mark Contest winners at the July 15 meeting. While not all of the winners were able to be present, Council Members offered congratulations and thanks for providing such wonderful artwork. Certificates have been forwarded to absent recipients. Also pictured is Karen Hollinhurst, president of FOMPL. Thanks to Librarian Annette Simpson for her skill in organizing and actually conducting the contest.
Members of the public may pick up a favorite book mark in the Friends Store at the Monrovia Public Library.
While electronic books and e-readers are becoming increasingly popular, there’s still something very special about an old fashioned book. Paperback Book Day celebrates the look, texture, and experience of reading a paperback classic. We'll be celebrating in the Friends Store.
Are you old enough to remember "Roots" staring LeVar Burton? Well, he's still around and doing good! The founder and ramrod of "Readig Rainbow." The Sunday, July 6, 2014 issue of Parade magazine bundled with the Los Angeles Times highlighted his reading revolution. As the host of PBS Reading Rainbow for 26 years, LeVar introduced millions of kids to the magic of a good story. He is now working to make it even bigger and better in digital space. You can contribute to the campaign at Reading Rainbow 3.07 . He's picked ten great summer reads. Check here for where to purchase the books or bring the list to the library for check out.
Members of the Board and our volunteers are posting ideas, thoughts, events, and a few surprises.