The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
The California State Library is California's public research library that helps a diverse people, their governments, and their libraries meet their knowledge and information needs.
The 157-year old California State Library serves the people of California in several ways: · It is the central reference and research library for state government and the Legislature. · It provides non-partisan research to the Legislature and the Governor. · It collects, preserves, generates and disseminates information ranging from California's priceless historical items to today's online texts. · It advises, consults with, and provides technical assistance to California's public libraries, and it directs state and federal funds to support local public libraries and statewide library programs, and services. · It houses the Braille and Talking Book Library which loans braille, cassette and talking books, magazines and playback equipment to northern Californians unable to read conventional print.