100 Year Anniversary

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Saturday, 22 November 2014 from 1-4 PM.  Andy Ausonio Library, the Castroville Branch of the Monterey County Free Libraries celebrated 100 years serving the community.

Staff members, librarians, volunteers, sponsors, and the Friends of the Andy Ausonio Library hosted the celebration.

Indoor Games included pin the tail on the burro, toss the bean bag, frog leap, and indoor darts.

The Monterey County Free Libraries mascot, Monte remained home in Prunedale because of stormy weather.

Su Cheterman and Alice Sullivan volunteered to face paint. Children and adults selected patterns they wanted to have painted on their cheeks. Within minutes, an unique work of art was created.

The Book Mobile was parked in front of the library, drew a crowd of curious minds.

The Mother’s Club presented three large scrapbooks filled with photographs and newspaper articles of events that occurred over the decades.  Fashion shows, luncheons, and other fund raisers were made possible by the countless years of volunteerism.  The Mother’s Club raised the funds to fill the shelves with the first books in the local libraries of elementary schools such as Gambetta, Castroville, Elkhorn, Echo Valley, Moss Landing, and Prunedale.

Additional photographs available on Facebook.

Thank you to the following sponsors who helped make our 100 Year Anniversary celebration possible:

Foundation for Monterey County Free LibrariesFacebook (831) 424-3564
Aladin Properties, (831) 633-3371
Artichoke Festival (831) 633-2465
Ausonio ApartmentsFacebook (831) 649-6044
Ausonio Inc.Facebook (831) 633-3371
Cardinale Moving and Storage, Facebook (831) 632-4100
Castroville Optometry, (831) 633-2525
Castroville Station Shopping Center
Castroville Station Shopping Center Phase I
Claudio’s Specialty BreadFacebook (831) 633-5051
Discovery Charters, (831) 633-2877
Eagle Emblems, Facebook (831) 724-5470
John and Alice Randazzo
Ocean Mist Farms, Facebook (831) 633-2144
Pacific PropaneFacebook (831) 633-5020
Rabobank, (831) 633-3302
Castroville Round Table Pizza, (831) 633-5227
Sante Fe Mercado Facebook (831) 757-1172
Supervisor Lou and Carol Calcagno (Former)
Whole Enchilada, Facebook (831) 633-3038