New Books for South Pasadena Library’s Golden State Collection

The California books are for South Pasadena Library's 2019 Golden State Collection. | South Pasadena Public Library

The local Rotary Club has purchased a fresh new batch of California books for South Pasadena Library’s Golden State Collection for 2019.

The books focus on a wide variety popular topics, such as hiking, history, missions, arts, history, politics, ethnic groups, food, fashion, geography, travel, and nature. The project partnership between the Library and Rotary has resulted in more than 500 new titles for the “Golden State Collection” over the last 12 years.

For its Tuesday noon meeting in the Oneonta Church Tower Room, the Rotary Club honors its guest speaker by donating a Golden State title selected by the Library for the Library collection. Each book is affixed with a custom “Golden State Collection” bookplate featuring the Rotary logo and motto, “Service above Self.”

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After the meeting the already-cataloged book goes straight into the library collection. Each title can be checked out for three weeks.

The Rotary Club’s lunch meetings are usually held in the South Pasadena Oneonta Church Tower Room on Tuesdays at noon. After each week’s meeting, the guest speaker selects a Golden State Collection title and signs its custom bookplate. Each book is then donated to the Library in his or her honor.

Many of the entertaining and informative Golden State Collection selections are on display in the library in the middle of the first floor. Besides adult nonfiction, the Golden State Collection now includes DVDs and children’s books.