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Grand Opening of County’s First “Libromat” Happening on February 22

Author: Becky Juretic for Library Administration
Date: 1/27/2020 2:32:39 PM

San Luis Obispo County’s first “Libromat” will have its grand opening on Saturday, February 22 from 11 a.m. to 12:00 noon.


San Luis Obispo County’s first “Libromat” will have its grand opening on Saturday, February 22 from 11 a.m. to 12:00 noon. This library-in-a-laundromat is a project of County of San Luis Obispo Public Libraries in partnership with First Five of San Luis Obispo County, Raising a Reader, Altrusa International of San Luis Obispo County and laundromat owners Jack and Terrie Garretson. Cole’s Linen and Laundry is located at 360 W. Grand Avenue in Grover Beach.

 

The Libromat will have children’s books and other literacy materials, including a selection of bilingual books.  “The concept is to provide literacy materials to children and busy families where they spend their time,” said South County Regional Librarian Rosalyn Pierini.  “We're hoping while families are waiting for their laundry to finish, they can spend some quality time enjoying the books provided.”

 

Grand opening festivities will include:

 

  • Bilingual storytime with Oceano Branch Manager, Kate McMillen.
  • Free goodie bags courtesy of First Five, County of San Luis Obispo Public Libraries and Altrusa International of San Luis Obispo. Kids will receive a book, puppet and other surprises designed to help make reading fun.
  • Information for parents in English and Spanish about how to engage children in literacy activities and encourage reading as an enjoyable family activity. Bilingual staff will be available to answer any questions.