Santa Ana library patron’s donation funds new “Teen Space”

Finally some good news to report about the City of Santa Ana.  A woman named Estella Shulse, who “was once laid off from her job as a part-time page at the library,” died and bequeathed her entire estate – $123,000, to the library.  That money is “being used to create a space designed by teens for teens in the main branch basement,” according to the O.C. Register.

“A grand-opening ceremony is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, and will include games, a movie screening, and music, art and dance showcases – all in the hopes of attracting the 80 percent of Santa Ana residents ages 12 to 18 who hold library cards.”

Click here to read more about the Santa Ana Public Library’s “Teen Space” project.

In related news, one of our bloggers, Red Vixen, recently facilitated a nifty donation to the Friends of the Santa Ana Library, from the Irvine Library.  Apparently the folks in Irvine were throwing away a lot of surplus books that they could not get rid of, and now those books are being picked up regularly by the Friends of the Santa Ana Library.  Soon they will sold to the public in Santa Ana and the money will be donated to the Santa Ana Library so new books can be purchased.  Great job Red!  Way to make a difference…

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