Tuesday, April 24, 2018

‘Free Comic Book Day’ on Saturday, May 5

Free Comic Book Day is coming up, on Saturday, May 5! It’s a “a single day when participating comic book specialty shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their shops” (Free Comic Book Day FAQs).

Graphic novels are popular items in our library collection at Santa Rosa Charter School for the Arts. Some titles are constantly in circulation; it seems as though no sooner than a customer has returned them, but they are flying out the door in the hands of another reader!

With Free Comic Book Day, our families have a chance to add comics to their collections at home. I know there are several titles among the give-away offerings, which I would love to add to library shelves. The event website even has a store locator to find a shop close to your home.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

New books for library via Scholastic ‘warehouse sale’

Woman stands holding and looking at the screen of a mobile phone in front of a metal cabinet with shelves displaying books for sale

Our campus continues to be enriched by Scholastic Book Fairs proceeds; here’s Lissa Provost checking titles at a Scholastic “warehouse sale.” (A downloaded app let her search the library catalog for Santa Rosa Charter School for the Arts, verifying that a book for-sale was not already in the collection.) To everyone who has bought a book through this year’s or previous book fairs ... YOUR purchases made possible more than $2,000 in new books for the school.

Close-up of receipt, displaying $2,062.28 in purchases, paid for with $2,062.28 in 'Scholastic Dollars'

Sunday, April 15, 2018

‘ArtWalk’ at Santa Rosa Charter School for the Arts

Logo, 'ArtWalk 2017/2018' at Santa Rosa Charter School for the Arts. Yellow-brick meandering pathway with red tennis-shoes at the bottom of the image. A caption bordering one edge of the path reads, 'There's no place like home.'

Here’s important news for supporters of Santa Rosa Charter School for the Arts: its ArtWalk fundraiser takes place next Saturday, April 21, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Students will walk laps to raise money for the school, but friends and family are welcome to join them in-support. Pledge envelopes that were sent home with students are due back at school by Friday, April 20 -- and parents, if you can, please consider signing up to volunteer during the event. It’s a great way to work toward the 20 volunteer-hours that each family is asked to contribute.

Friday, April 6, 2018

Friends’ Spring Book Fair for Santa Rosa libraries

Black bag, filled, and tied shut at top. White lettering on front of bag reads, 'Sonoma County Library' and displays the library logo, a small human figure raising its arms behind an open book.

Brought a bagful of books home on Friday afternoon, from Friends of the Santa Rosa Libraries’ Spring 2018 Book Faire at Veterans Memorial Hall. If you missed visiting today, you’ve got an entire weekend to enjoy great deals on books. Proceeds benefit the Santa Rosa libraries in the Sonoma County Library system. Definitely a win-win!

Book-fair hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, and Veterans Memorial Hall is at 1351 Maple Avenue in Santa Rosa. Be sure to note, cash or checks only will be accepted at the book sale. Sunday will be a half-price day and Monday is “Bag Day;” you can fill up a bag with books and pay only $5.