(From the February 2020 Circle of Friends Newsletter)

As I write this in mid-January, I find myself reflecting back on 2019, a year in which we succeeded in reaching our goal of adding new members to the Friends of the Castro Valley Library. Now I want to remind you that if you have not yet renewed your membership for 2020, please do so! We need your continued support to help us fund so many great library programs. You can stop by the BookStore any time to renew your membership, or you can renew at one of our occasional “PopUp” membership sales.
I also encourage you, as always, to shop at our BookStore. We have a wonderful selection of best sellers, all categories of non-fiction, and a large and varied assortment of children’s books. On our outer shelf facing the windows, you will find many giftquality books. Remember us when you’re looking for a gift to take to a dinner party or a surprise for a favorite child in your life.  
At our annual meeting in November, we elected Debbie Masin as Director-at-Large to our Board. Debbie is profiled in this newsletter, so you can read about her here! We are delighted to welcome Debbie!
I hope many of you will join me in participating in this year’s Castro Valley Reads. This year’s book, Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke, is a wonderful mystery set in northeastern Texas. Our librarians have planned some excellent programs that will be offered for the next couple of months, that will add to our appreciation of this great book.
Our spring book sale will be held April 17th, 18th, and 19th. As always, Friday night will be for members of the Friends, and Sunday will be the ever-popular “Bag Sale.” Stop by and check out our huge selection of books of all kinds. I’ll see you there!
Kay Wetherwax, President

Friends of the Castro Valley Library