|The San Marino Public Library is proud to have a true American hero on our staff. He is Second Lieutenant Kenric Wu, a member of the 640th Military Intelligence Battalion of California Army National Guard. In his civilian life, Lt. Wu acts as Page Supervisor for the Library. Yet, now that his Country needs him, he is leaving us to report for a tour of duty overseas. Lt. Wu and his battalion are being deployed to keep the peace in the contentious Kosovo region of southern Serbia. At this time, his unit is scheduled to be active in the former Yugoslavia for eighteen months.|
Saturday, October 02, 2004
Our Own Library Hero Goes on Active Duty
Lt. Wu is a native son, having graduated from San Marino High School in 1992. He received his bachelor’s degree in Business and Public Administration from the University of California in 1998. He received his Federal Commission in the United States Army in 2002.
The Library is pleased to support our troops, especially in the form of our own Second Lieutenant!
Information for College-Bound Students Attention all you college-bound students and parents of college-bound students: Do you have questions about the best way to get ready for college? Do you need the answers to questions like: “How can I best prepare for the SAT test?”, “Which colleges should I apply to?”, “How do I write a successful application essay?”, “What are my financial aid options, and how do I apply?” Well, the San Marino Public Library has compiled a list of online and print resources that can help you to answer these important questions, and enable you to navigate the maze that leads to a successful college experience--and all of this essential information is absolutely free. Just come into the library and ask for the list of Free Resources for College-Bound Students.
Thursday, September 30, 2004
Dewey and the Decimals at the San Marino Public Library On Wednesday October 6th at 6:30 p.m., the staff at the San Marino Public Library will hold a workshop introducing the Dewey Decimal System to children and their parents. Other topics to be covered include the categorization of books as fiction and non-fiction and a refresher on how to use the library’s catalog computer. This workshop is geared toward 3rd - 4th graders, but anyone who has an interest in how the Dewey Decimal System works is welcome to attend. Please call (626) 300-0777 to reserve your spot.
Library Campaign Receives Anonymous Million Dollar Donation SAN MARINO, CA- September 14, 2004--The Campaign for a new San Marino Public Library has received a $1 million gift from an anonymous donor, it was announced by San Marino Mayor Robert Twist. This recent donation puts the Campaign at nearly 60% of its $5.5 million goal to build a new library facility for the city. “I’m thrilled and delighted that the library campaign has received this generous gift,” said Twist. “I truly hope this will inspire all of us to join the capital campaign and make the new library a reality.” City Librarian Carolyn Crain said, “I am tremendously excited that the Campaign has received this most generous gift. It acknowledges the value of the public library to the community and supports our goal to build a new library facility. A new San Marino Public Library will allow the library staff and I to fulfill the many dreams and wishes for improved library services in the community.” Built in 1951 to hold 60,000 volumes, the 16,000 square foot San Marino Public Library now contains over 90,000 books, audios, videos, CD’s, DVD’s and 16 public use computers. In spite of its aging infrastructure, the library supports four public schools, two local private schools and over 14,000 patrons. The new library will have 50% more usable space for a Lifelong Learning Center, a computer lab, more comfortable seating for readers, increased capacity for readers, a Children’s Reading Room and small meeting rooms for tutoring sessions, programs and workshops to meet a variety intercultural community needs. For community members looking for more information, a volunteer-created website www.brandnewlibrary.org is available, or contact Cindy Chan at the library at (626) 300-0779.