The Lompoc Public Library recently donated books and art supplies to local organizations supporting vulnerable community members.
Recovery Way Home, a treatment center for women with substance abuse issues and part of the Good Samaritan Shelter network, received art kits, adult coloring books, colored pencil packs, and new books in English and Spanish.
In addition, more than 50 hardcover and softcover books were donated to Community Partners in Caring, a nonprofit volunteer caregiving organization.
The Lompoc Library occasionally receives grants through the California State Library, and some of the books and materials donated to Recovery Way Home and Community Partners in Caring were provided by these grants.
Lompoc Library Director Sarah Bleyl noted that especially during the pandemic, not everyone can easily access library books and materials:
“The Lompoc Library works closely with community organizations throughout the year, and during these difficult times we want to be sure that we’re getting books and library resources to those who might be without them otherwise.”