Christy Aguirre, branch supervisor at the Southgate Branch of the Sacramento Public Library, was named one of 2013′s “Movers & Shakers” in the library world by Library Journal in March. Aguirre was recognized as a Community Builder for her work partnering with local businesses on literacy programs:
As a result [of literacy programs], the summer reading program at Southgate tripled in size from 2010 (699) to 2012 (2,100-plus). Nearly half (47 percent) of those who signed up finished the program. That’s the highest participation rate among all 27 SPL branches. The youngest participant was four days old; the oldest, 96, prefers audiobooks. Participants read 5,859 books.
Aguirre had also been named the 2012 Outstanding Librarian in Support of Literacy by the California Library Association. Way to go! Love to see SPL getting national recognition.