Meet Friends board member Karen Roemer

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What are your earliest memories of reading and books? Because we moved frequently when I was young, criss-crossing the country by car, I always carried stacks of books with me, even before I could read the words.  I would “read” … Read More

Meet FAL Board Member Marlene Grcevich

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What are your earliest memories of reading and books? My parents and grandparents read to me as a child, and as I grew older, they took me on weekly trips to the Alameda Children’s Library to check out books. To … Read More

Meet Friends board member David Beall

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What are your earliest memories of reading and books?  I grew up in Quincy, California, and I think the first book I really read was from the Plumas County Library: Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carrol. I was about in … Read More

Meet FAL board member Eileen Savel

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What are your earliest memories of reading and books? I remember my mother reading Robert Louis Stevenson poems from his collection, “A Child’s Garden of Verses” to me at the age of four. I enjoyed hearing “The Swing”, “The Land … Read More

Meet New Book Sale Chair Peg Rosen

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Born and raised in San Francisco, Peg has been an avid reader as long as she can remember. “I discovered the Friends semi-annual book sales after my family moved to Alameda in 1998. Attending and buying during those sales immediately … Read More

FAL Board Member Honora Murphy

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Meet FAL Board Member Honora Murphy What are your earliest memories of reading and books? My parents and siblings were great readers, and I followed their lead. Do you enjoy “actual” books? Ebooks? Both? I love the feel and smell … Read More

FAL Board Member Luzanne Engh

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Meet 2017 FAL Board Member Luzanne Engh What are your earliest connections to libraries? My appreciation for libraries began in junior high school when I joined the Library Club. As club members we read and reported on all new books … Read More