At the June 3 city council meeting, county librarian Barbara Flynn spoke about the 100th birthday celebration of the county library on July 21 at Pleasant Hill Park. “This is a great day not only for the library but for every single community in the county. This represents 100 years of library service to the community,” said Flynn. The celebration will take place at Pleasant Hill Park beginning at 12pm and comes with an afternoon of special performances, music, and arts and crafts.
Flynn also updated the council on the libraries Discover & Go Program. “Because of the wonderful Discover & Go Museum Pass Program, the library was honored again with a grant in the amount of $84,000 to extend the Discover and Go Program through the state. The funding will help the county library reach further north and also in Southern California and Los Angeles with their 90 branches. The dream and goal was that this would be a California library program, not just a county program.” Discover & Go California! aims to develop the platform so that more libraries in the state can join the network and bring their local museums in as Discover & Go partners. The project will expand functionality of the platform to allow museums throughout the state to be able, to provide pass offers beyond their own local geographic region through libraries in other regions in the state.