FRIENDS & FOUNDATIONS of California Libraries

Heart of the Library:
Take A Librarian To Lunch

If you love your library it stands to reason that you can also love your librarian. Here's a great way to celebrate Library Lovers' Month — take a librarian to lunch.

The event reported below was given to honor Branch Managers of the Orange County Library on February 11, 1998. In addition to being a meaningful gesture, and fun besides, it's a PR opportunity — local news media may be willing to cover the event.

Give it a try!

Photo of 25 Branch Managers
Twenty-five Branch Librarians gathered for a photo at the Valentine's Luncheon in their honor at the University Club at UCI.

Photo of lady with carnation in mouth
FLF Secretary Betty An Rauch accepts the carnation challenge.

The library at the University Club looked festive and welcoming for the Branch Managers Luncheon on February 11. The "Heart of the Library" theme was seen throughout from the Celebrate Libraries banner that greeted our 74 guests to the red carnations tags stating 'We Love Our Libraries" for them to take home. Twenty-five Branch Managers were Foundation guests and each one received a reference book with a book plate inscribed with their name and library. John Adams "tickled the ivories" with jazz and blues tunes during the social period. Laughter and good conversation prevailed as we honored our Branch Managers. Joining in the celebration were representatives from Supervisor Wilson's and Supervisor Silva's offices as well as several members from the Library Advisory Board. John Adams also was presented with an inscribed book and a cigar congratulating him on his wonderful "family." Our Branch Managers are truly the "Heart of the Library."

Martha Lydick
Friends of the Orange County Library Foundation
FFCL 3rd Vice President

Photo of John Adams at the piano
John Adams at the keyboard

Photo of Martha at the podium
Martha Lydick, president of FLF, addresses the honored guests before presentation of books to Branch Managers.

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