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Sacramento Public Library to Celebrate 100 Years

From Rocklin and Roseville Today

” Sacramento Public Library will be celebrating the centennial anniversary of the opening of Sacramento’s historic City Library with exhibits of Sacramento’s culture and history and behind-the-scenes tours on April 22 at 1 p.m. 111 more words

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Sacramento: Seeking tools to spiff up your garden? Look no further than your local library.

From Sacramento Bee

“What do a power washer, synthesizer and a go-pro camera have in common? You can check all three out of the Sacramento Public Library.In fact, people often do check out the power washer – it’s the most popular item in the “Library of Things,” the collection of more than 100 tools and objects available at the Arcade branch for library card holders to check out. 60 more words

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Sacramento: Libraries, Museums Honored For Service

From Oakdale Leader

“The Institute of Museum and Library Services recently announced that California’s Pretend City Children’s Museum, LA County Library, and Sacramento Public Library are among the 29 finalists for the 2018 National Medal for Museum and Library Service.The National Medal is the nation’s highest honor given to museums and libraries for service to their communities. 32 more words

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Sacramento: Third public library is coming to Elk Grove City collects feedback on library, arts center at future civic center

From Elk Grove Citizen

“As the city’s future civic center edges closer to becoming a reality, patrons of the Franklin Community Library on Feb. 24 shared ideas on what features they would like to see at that project’s future library and cultural arts building.The civic center site is bounded by Elk Grove Boulevard to the north, Big Horn Boulevard to the west, and Lotz Parkway to the south.Heading the information kiosk at this five-hour event was Dawn Merkes, the building’s architect, who provided details about the project and handed out adhesive stickers for guests to place on suggestion boards.The boards included such possible library features as a quiet reading and studying area, a tutoring space, and such performing arts options as music concerts as well as dance and theatrical performances.Cultural arts options included literary events, family-oriented activities and performances such as magic shows and circus arts.Merkes described the type of library that will be located at the future civic center.” … 20 more words

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Sacramento librarians train to help patrons with mental illness


” Sacramento-area libraries are tackling the mental health crisis by offering new help for the homeless or anyone else who needs it. Dozens of library staff are getting special training to understand, identify and respond to sensitive situations.The program is in partnership with the group Mental Health First Aid and funded through the California State Library. 96 more words

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The unexpected role librarians are playing in Sacramento’s homeless crisis

From The Sacramento Bee

” For many of Sacramento’s homeless men and women, the public library is a haven from harsh weather, a primary source for bathroom facilities, a place to rest from the stress of the streets.Sacramento library director Rivkah Sass welcomes them all, she said, as long as their behavior is not disruptive to staff members and other patrons.But as the homeless crisis deepens in the capital city and around the country, libraries increasingly are seeing people with untreated mental illnesses that cause them to act oddly, or put themselves or others in danger.“Clearly, there just are not enough services for people who need to address their mental issues, and they end up with us because we are the last free, public open space available to them,” Sass said. 17 more words

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Sacramento: More Than Books

From Sacramento Magazine

” Connecting the homeless to housing and other services requires meeting them where they’re at—and in many cases, that place is the public library. 175 more words

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