The Friends of Cherry Valley Library

The Friends of Cherry Valley Library, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit group that supports the library at Mary Collins School at Cherry Valley, in Petaluma, CA.  We are committed to keeping our full-time librarian on staff, and our library shelves stocked with quality, high interest books for our eager readers.

The donations received during the Friends of Cherry Valley Library fund drive are what keep our shelves full of new books. We also have several fundraisers during the year to support the library. Our school library receives no state funding for library books. The school’s budget only covers a part-time librarian. 100% of donations to the Friends of Cherry Valley Library directly support the school library.

2017-2018 Officers

President:  Sonia Pai
Vice President: Meagan Gazzoli
Secretary:  Annie Knight
Treasurer:  Sue Kintz/Chantal Herbert (shadowing)
Teacher Rep:  Eleanor Haynes & Liza Eichert
Webmaster:  Sonia Pai
Membership:  Sonia Pai
Book Fair Chairs:  Meagan Gazzoli/Christy Howard/Nina Gruener/Chantal Herbert/Sarah Seitchik
Literature Night:  Kindra Gass/Jen Sheldon

Get Involved

Shadowing is a great way to help the library and learn a job you are interested in with the hope that you might take on that job for the 2017-2018 school year. New volunteers are always welcome in the library, so please let April Derby or Sonia Pai know if you are interested in shadowing or helping out in the library for the next school year.

Upcoming Events

8/19/17 – FCVL Pool party

9/6/17 – Celebrate Reading Day, 10:45 – 11:45

9/15/17 – Because of Winn Dixie BBQ/Movie night

11/3 – 11/9 – Book Fair

4/18 – Book Swap

Resources

Destiny.pet.k12 is our online catalog. Would you like to see what books we have in our library? You can search for books in our collection by clicking on the Destiny icon.  Do you want to know what you’ve checked out and when it’s due? Click on “create account” to make your own account. With an account, you can write reviews, place holds, recommend books to friends, and other great library stuff!

The Encyclopedia Britannica School Edition is a digital resource that you  can use for any research project.  Articles are available on a wide range of topics  and in different reading levels. Click on the icon to get started.
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Petadata.info is a shared digital resource portal for the Petaluma City Schools. It allows easy access to digital research tools: encyclopedias, databases and NoodleTools.  These tools are excellent sources of reliable information. This is a great place to start any research project.