When I was young and lived in Ridgecrest, I could not wait for the Kern County Bookmobile to come every three weeks to my school.
Later, a new library building was built full of books for me to check out any time I wanted. As I think back, that whole library would fit in my current home in Lodi.
What a blessing to have the Lodi Public Library on Locust Street just waiting for me and anyone else in the area to use. Since the refurbishment has been completed, the library is such a delight - as long as you turn left inside the new doors. If you turn right, it is still 30-year-old orange carpet, shelves not retrofitted against earthquakes, and many other things.
The Lodi Library Foundation Board is working hard to raise the money to finish the project and complete the building's planned facelift. The project needs the help of everyone who uses the library. The Foundation's annual dinner, An Evening at the Library - the Art of Storytelling, will be held Sept. 26. Wouldn't it be wonderful if the donations from this dinner could enable the Foundation Board to complete the job that has been started?
The Lodi Public Library is for everyone in the community. It needs your help and support to make it a place where everyone feels welcome among its many stacks of books. Even if you cannot attend the dinner event, you can help with your donation of money, time or talent to make our library an even more welcoming place to read, learn, meet and share ideas!