Library news

National Book Awards Longlists

Submitted by Genny on September 16, 2014 - 12:35pm
Covers - National Book Longlist - Young People's Literature

This week, the National Book Foundation is announcing the longlists for its annual awards.  

  • Monday, September 15 - the Longlist for Young People's Literature
  • Tuesday, September 16 - the Poetry Longlist
  • Wednesday, September 17 - the Nonfiction Longlist
  • Thursday, September 18 - the Fiction Longlist

You can watch the National Book Foundation website each day for the latest list!

Proposed tax measure

Submitted by Genny on August 14, 2014 - 12:57pm
Measure M

Want to know more about Measure M, the Sonoma County Library Improvement Act? The measure would impose a 1/8 cent sales tax to be used exclusively to supplement existing funding for library operations, programs, acquisitions, construction and modernization throughout the incorporated and unincorporated territory of the County.

New Library Commission and JPA

Submitted by Genny on August 13, 2014 - 12:27pm

A new joint powers agreement (JPA) for the governance of the Sonoma County Library is effective August 1, 2014.  This agreement was the result of a months-long review and negotiation process with participation from governments and citizens throughout the county.

With the revised JPA, the Library Commission was restructured and expanded.  The membership of the Library Commission is listed on the Library Commissioners page.

Public Forum - Library Director Finalists

Submitted by Genny on March 28, 2014 - 5:53pm

The Library will host a public forum to introduce the finalists for the Library Director position.  The forum will be held on Thursday, April 3, from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm in the Forum Room of the Central Library at 211 E Street in downtown Santa Rosa.  The public will have an opportunity to meet the candidates during a brief reception following the meeting. 

Details and candidate info