PALMDALE – Local youngsters looking to make a difference in their neighborhoods should head to the Palmdale City Library on March 9.
The Library will host a discussion on the book, “How To Be An Everyday Philanthropist: 330 Ways to Make a Difference in Your Home, Community, and World – at No Cost!” by Nicole Boles.
The discussion, which takes place at 5 p.m. Monday, March 9, is the Library’s first “Book-to-Action” event.
The event is designed for students ages 10 to 14. Participants will receive a copy of the book, discuss their ideas, hear inspiring stories of kids like them who bettered their communities, and learn how to create a proposal.
The best ideas will receive financial assistance to help make them a reality.
“We hope that Palmdale’s middle schoolers will come and learn how they really can improve their neighborhoods and the lives of the people in them,” stated Library Director Thomas Vose. “It’s never too early to learn how to help others.”
The California State Library and the California Center for the Book are collaborating to launch the Book-to-Action initiative. Book-to-Action builds on the traditional book club concept. But in addition to providing an opportunity to collectively read and discuss a book, Book-to-Action enables readers to put their new-found knowledge into action by engaging in a community service project related to the book’s topic.
For more information on the Palmdale City Library’s first “Book-to-Action” event, contact Thomas Vose at 661-267-5600.
The Palmdale City Library is located at 700 E. Palmdale Blvd. and is open seven days a week. Hours of operation are Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m.