Bee-Yond Our Gates Team Wins 27th Annual Trivia Bee

Originally appeared in The Record April 27, 2018 By The Record It was a night of food, fun and frivolity at the 27th annual Trivia Bee at Stockton Arena. About 300 tickets were sold for the event, sponsored by the San Joaquin Library & Literacy Foundation. Funds help support literacy programs within San Joaquin County. More than 24 […]

Using the Trivia Bee to Give the Gift of Literacy

Originally appeared in The Record March 10, 2018 By Jack Jacobs / Special to The Record My grandfather, Michael Joseph Jacob Abdallah, dreamed big. His dream for a better life led him to leave his village in the mountains of Lebanon, travel with his new wife across the Atlantic on a cattle boat to Vera Cruz, Mexico, […]

All About the 2017 Trivia Bee: The 80s

Originally appeared in The Record May 12, 2017 By Wes Bowers, Record Staff Writer STOCKTON — Dozens of trivia buffs converged on the Stockton Arena on Friday night to test their knowledge of all things ’80s to help raise funds for San Joaquin Literacy programs. The Library Literacy Foundation of San Joaquin County hosted its 26th Annual Trivia Bee, […]

LLF Participates In the Great Big Read In Downtown Stockton

Basel Great Big Read

LLF Board President Basel Karabala at the Great Big Read Article below originally appeared in The Record April 29, 2017 Great Big Read Draws Hundreds to Downtown StocktonBy Wes BowersRecord Staff Writer STOCKTON — Janet Leigh Plaza in downtown Stockton was alive with music, games and storytelling as part of an event aimed at increasing an interest in […]

Love of Books Lasts a Lifetime

Originally appeared in The Record February 22, 2017 By Jack Jacobs of The Record When I was a ten-year-old fourth-grader in 1963 at Lincoln Elementary School, I had something no other kid in the class had: a publisher. Back then my father owned the Country Club Variety, a small Five and Dime store on the corner of Country […]

Library & Literacy Foundation Featured In The Record

The Library and Literacy Foundation was featured in The Record newspaper in a special section highlighting nonprofit organizations this holiday season. Here is the article that ran December 14, 2016. Library and Literacy Foundation: Promoting Literacy, General Welfare The Library and Literacy Foundation of San Joaquin County was incorporated in August 1990, as a nonprofit public benefit […]

Expert Encourages Literacy Programs for the Very Young

Originally appeared in The Record September 2, 2016 By Nicholas Filipas The Record Staff Writer STOCKTON — Give young children and their families the tools and resources to encourage early literacy and they will respond. That was the message spread by Susan B. Neuman, an author and New York University professor, during a public dialogue at the Vereschagin Alumni […]

Book Giveaway a Success

Originally appeared in The Record July 31, 2016 By Jason AndersonThe Record Staff Writer STOCKTON — The Little Free Library’s weekend book giveaway was a big success. The organization said it gave away about 32,000 books Friday and Saturday at the Intelligent Wireless Networks warehouse at the Port of Stockton. Individuals and members of various community groups looked […]

All About the Trivia Bee 2016

Originally appeared in The Record April 22, 2016 By Jason AndersonThe Record Staff Writer STOCKTON — A man who was dubbed William the Second following a series of second-place finishes in the Library and Literacy Foundation’s annual Trivia Bee finally became William the Conqueror on Friday night at Stockton Arena. Bill Maxwell, 63, the Bank of Stockton archivist, […]

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