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Friends of the Tehachapi Library

The Summer Reading Challenge at the Tehachapi Library was a big success, with over 500 people signing up for it, 7,000 books read and over 82,000 minutes of reading accomplished. In addition, the summer programs had almost 1,300 people in attendance, that number has some overlap since some people came to several of the programs.

The Tehachapi Friends of the Library funded many of the Summer Reading Challenge prizes and provided funds for several of the library's programs, including Bubble Magic from Wild Child Adventures and the hilarious Marc Griffiths and his "Everything is Possible" ventriloquist puppet show. Other programs came to Tehachapi through the Kern County Library system. These included The Magic of Josiah, and the Bakersfield Ballet came to perform "The Nutcracker and the Four Realms."

The generosity of the Tehachapi community gives the Friends of the Library the opportunity to help our library provide these programs. And much of this generosity comes in the form of donating and buying books. However, we also get financial donations. On Aug. 8 Jessica Davidson from AltaOne Federal Credit Union gifted the Friends of the Library $500.

If you find that you'd like to help out too, come and check out the Friends of the Library Downstairs Bookstore at the Library. Books here are individually priced with very reasonable prices (most books are less than a dollar). Our bookstore is available to you year round whenever the Library is open (11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday through Friday). All the proceeds for book sales go toward helping to fund our library's programs.

Save the date for the next Big Book Sale coming up Oct. 15 and 16 in conjunction with the Apple Festival downtown. As always these are big events and all the money goes to helping our library help our community.

If you'd like to do more, you can join in and volunteer with the Friends of the Library, contact us at [email protected] or (661) 750-2818, and visit us at 212 S. Green St.