San Luis Obispo County Garbagemens' Association presents grant award check to San Miguel Library staff.

San Miguel Library Receives Grant Award from San Luis Obispo County Garbagemens’ Association

Author: Erica Thatcher
Date: 4/6/2023 2:35:10 PM

Grant funds from the Garbagemens’ Association will go towards more library improvements.

San Luis Obispo County, CA  County of San Luis Obispo Public Libraries accepted a check for $2500 from SLO County Garbagemens’ Association at the San Miguel Library’s grand reopening Touch-a-Truck community event Wednesday.

Speaking over air horns and laughter from visitors exploring more than a dozen community and county vehicles on display at the Touch-a-Truck event, SLO County Garbagemens’ Association president Jeffrey Clarin said the group is always looking for ways to donate.

“Supervisor Gibson told us about the library in San Miguel, and we voted for this,” said the Association’s president, Jeffrey Clarin, of the library’s reopening. “We definitely want to support and give back to this community.”

The San Miguel Library closed temporarily last fall, due to a retirement and the need to refresh the library’s interior. The library reopened in March with new bilingual manager Grant Thompson, who is bringing families back to the library for storytimes and other programs in English and Spanish. “I really, really appreciate this,” said Thompson as he accepted the check. “It will go to good use.”

San Miguel Library will offer additional Spring Break events for families through April 15. Visit for more information about library events and County of San Luis Obispo Public Libraries.