Senior Community Commission Seeking Older 'Sierra Madre' American of the Year, 1-14-2014

The City of Sierra Madre Community Services Department and the Senior Community Commission is seeking your assistance to find the 2014 Older ‘Sierra Madre’ American of the Year.

Nominated individuals must live in Sierra Madre, demonstrate outstanding community service and be age 60 or older. Nomination forms can be obtained from the Hart Park House Senior Center, Community Recreation Center, City Hall, Sierra Madre Public Library or by contacting the Senior Services Desk at (626) 355-7394.

Nominations are due by Tuesday, February 18, 2014 and can be dropped off at the Hart Park House Senior Center or mailed to City of Sierra Madre, c/o Older American Nomination, 232 W. Sierra Madre Blvd, Sierra Madre, CA 91024. The Senior Community Commission will discuss nominees and announce the honoree at their regular scheduled meeting on Thursday, March 6, 2014 in the Sierra Madre City Council Chambers. The honoree will also be recognized at a reception held in their honor on Friday, May 9, 2014.

Previous Honorees include: Joan Crow, Jerry & Nan Carlton, Pat Alcorn, Fran Garbaccio, Ken Anhalt, Eph Konigsberg, Russ Anderson, George Throop, Loyal Camacho, John Grijalva, Joylouise Harte-Smith, James Heasley, Midge Morash, James Tyler, Isbella Paegal, Bonnie Garner, Rose Fafach, Ed Wellman, Celeste McCleary, Dorothy Tillquist, Doris Webster, Elsie Dannmayer, George Mauer & Karl Teigler.

Overdue Notices To Go Online

Beginning in January 2014, patrons of the Sierra Madre Public Library may choose to receive their overdue notices by e-mail instead of mailed print notices. E-mail notices are faster and do not involve a printing charge. Patrons will have a choice to receive overdue notices by email or through the postal carrier. Library staff will ask patrons how they would like to receive any overdue notices and then we will send them as requested.

Spero Foundation Joins Library to Promote Reading

The Sierra Madre Public Library is pleased to partner with the local SPERO Foundation, a non-profit organization, to promote reading through the Read campaign. The Library is currently featuring the Foundation on posters and on bookmarks that are available at the Library.

The SPERO Foundation was established in 2008 by Heidi Hartman, Colleen McKernan, Linda Knowles, Susan Clifton and Kathy Childs.

Children Create Rose Floats at Sierra Madre Library

Local children will create mini rose floats on Monday, December 23, 2013, at 10:00 am, at the Sierra Madre Public Library. Sierra Madre Rose Float Association official Bob Young will bring pieces of foam from Sierra Madre’s entry into this year’s Tournament of Roses Parade and children will use them as the bases for their own beautiful floats. Afterwards, the children will tow their floats in a parade through the Library to the new Local History Room.