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Library Foundation Fundraiser

Post Date:01/22/2020 9:20 AM

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January 22, 2020


Library Foundation’s Sixth Annual Fundraiser

Features Swimmer and Author Lynne Cox


Long distance open water swimmer and author Lynne Cox will be the keynote speaker at the Santa Maria Public Library Foundation’s sixth annual fundraiser, Oceans of Library Love, to be held Sunday, February 9th, 5:45 to 7:45 p.m. at the Santa Maria Public Library.   


Lynne has been recognized for her athletic accomplishment and has authored six books including Swimming to Antarctica and Grayson.  Over the course of more than 35 years, Lynne accomplished swims setting world records, opening borders, contributed to medical research, supported environmental causes, and inspired people to pursue their dreams.  Lynne’s books will be available for purchase and autographing at the event thanks to Gavin’s Books. 


The Library Foundation is a non-profit 501c3 organization supporting all of the libraries in the Santa Maria Public Library system including branches in Cuyama, Guadalupe, Los Alamos, Orcutt, and the main library in Santa Maria. Since forming in 2014, the Library Foundation has worked closely with library staff and local community grantors to fund over $125,000 in programs and services including afterschool homework help, local history photo displays, seed libraries and gardening books, learning with media materials, STEAM learning kits for children, library public service announcements for local television stations, the Library’s annual Volunteer Recognition lunch, the Library’s annual Cowboy Poetry event, and the future bookmobile.


The dinner event is $55 per person and includes a choice of either chicken or tri-tip buffet or vegetarian jackfruit catered by Moxie Cafe. All dinners come with sides, non-alcoholic beverages, and dessert. A special silent auction will feature gifts donated by local businesses and individuals.  Tickets are available for purchase at the Santa Maria Public Library and all branch library circulation desks.   


Questions may be directed to Mary Housel, City Librarian, (805) 925-0994 extension 2322.



Department:                           Library

Contact Person:                     Mary Housel, City Librarian

Telephone Number:                (805) 925-0994 ext. 2322

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