(From the August 2022 Circle of Friends Newsletter)

After four and a half years serving as the president of the Friends, I am writing my last President’s Column. I am delighted to announce that Robin Olivier will be your new president as of August 9. I know she brings new ideas and new energy to the position and I am extremely happy to leave it in her very capable hands.

We had a very successful two-day book sale in June. We offered adult fiction and mystery books, children’s books and DVDs, and raised more than $2500 for the library. Now we’re going to do it again! The next sale will be August 27 and 28, and will feature primarily non-fiction books (including biography and history), science fiction and paranormal novels, children’s books, DVDs and music CDs. And we will have a table of specially priced books. The sale will include the usual “Bag Sale” on Sunday afternoon.

A huge thank you to the many volunteers who worked together to make our June book sale a great success. We could not have done it without the book haulers, the stockers, the cashiers, and the clean-up crew. I especially want to thank Roger Caswell for many, many hours of work that made this all possible.

We are also hoping to have our first three-day large sale in over two years in December. And in the meantime, our bookstore offers many wonderful books. We continue to have a great selection of new releases and best sellers, priced at only $4. And we always have many “gently used” children’s books. Please stop by and check us out!

I greatly appreciate the support, encouragement, and help I have received from our wonderful volunteers, our great library staff, and so many of the Friends. My time as your president has been rewarding and extremely enjoyable. But it’s time for a change, both for me and for the Friends of the Castro Valley Library. So “Welcome, Robin”!

Kay Wetherwax, President

Friends of the Castro Valley Library