CONTACT Carol Russell and Reece Foxen
Sonoma County Library announced the reopening of the Cloverdale Branch on December 20, 2016 as the first upgrade delivered under the library’s new Facilities Master Plan. The Cloverdale branch’s refresh under the Facilities Master Plan included removing and running new wires, repainting the interior of the library, a complete carpet replacement and extensive demolition of old shelving to make room for new, upgraded shelving and furniture.
“Courage and optimism: driving forces of the future of libraries." Teresa Taboas
History shows that a healthy dose of courage and optimism were driving forces of libraries in the past, too. In 1884, one of our county’s first such organizations, the Cloverdale Library Association, rented books for 30 cents/month from its Library Hall. After that burned down in 1911, our resolute Women’s Improvement Club (WIC) gathered contributions to open a new, all volunteer facility in the historic Citrus Fair complex.
“That's the test of street art - to see if anybody stopped." — Jenny Holzer
“My favorite thought about Abraham Lincoln is he believed two things: loving one another and working together to this world better. — Mario Cuomo
“In Design must reflect the practical and aesthetic in business but above all... good design must primarily serve people.” —Thomas J. Watson
“When strangers start acting like neighbors...communities are reinvigorated.” —Ralph Nader
“The police are the public and the public are the police. ” —Sir Robert Peel
“A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way. ”—John C. Maxwell
“I can assure you, public service is a stimulating, proud and lively enterprise. It is not just a way of life, it is a way to live fully.” -- Congressman Lee H. Hamilton
“A city is not gauged by its length and width, but by the broadness of its vision and the height of its dreams. ” —Herb Caen
“. . . I think about City Council, I look at the men and women - these were people who just wanted to be a part of the community and give something back. . . ”
—Congressman Brad Wenstrup
My green thumb came only as a result of the mistakes I made while learning to see things from the plant’s point of view. —H. Fred Dale
Come Rain or Shine!
Join us at the 124th Cloverdale Citrus Fair! “There’s a lot to do – indoors and out.” at this historic event that offers us “a hometown” experience says CEOBonnie Wlodarczky, who’s career with the Fair began 30 years ago.
“If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.” —Cicero