FOUNDERS’ DAY 2022

Formerly known as Community Appreciation Day & Anniversary Open House, this year the board decided to rename the celebration  to Founders’ Day and also include the recognition of our volunteers!! Without our staff of volunteers our Grover Beach Community Library would not exist.

Each year, the library celebrates its May 1 anniversary with a community appreciation open house. Members of the community gather to eat, drink, and be merry.

The highlight of this event is the presentation of the Mary Lee Clark Award. Mary Lee Clark was a generous benefactor of the library who was committed to seeing it grow and thrive. Every year, the library honors a person, business, or organization who keeps Mary Lee’s spirit of generosity alive by supporting the library in our mission.  Founders’ Day now also includes recognition of  our Librarian of the Year and Volunteer of the Year.

Glenn and Fran Strauser were this year’s recipients of the Mary Lee Clark Award! Congratulations! 

 Jim and Darlene Kelly were awarded Volunteer of the Year and Librarian of the year respectively. 

Catering was done by Surf Sisters Luncheonette!!

Some of our guests tried out our new photo frame! Looking good, Charlayne!

Community Appreciation Day & Anniversary Open House

Each year, the library celebrates its May 1 anniversary with a community appreciation open house. Members of the community gather to eat, drink, and be merry.

The highlight of this event is the presentation of the Mary Lee Clark Award. Mary Lee Clark was a generous benefactor of the library who was committed to seeing it grow and thrive. Every year, the library honors a person, business, or organization who keeps Mary Lee’s spirit of generosity alive by supporting the library in our mission.  

Special Note: In order to comply with state and local guidelines for safe gatherings and to practice social distancing, the library has postponed its 2020 Community Appreciation Day & Anniversary Open House. We look forward to celebrating with you when it is safe to do so. 

Julie & Steve Tizzano, 2019 recipients of the Mary Lee Clark Award 

Carol Roberts and Nan Fowler, founding members of the library