Welcome to TBLA

The Tomales Bay Library Association (TBLA) provides financial support for Marin County Library branches in Point Reyes Station and Inverness and for the West Marin School library.

 

TBLA raises money through memberships and special appeals for the purchase of books and materials in English and Spanish, for improvements to buildings and grounds, and for programs that encourage reading and library use.

We will NOT be having a book sale this year.  Please save your books and donate them to the Inverness Fair.

Bienvenida a TBLA

La Bahía de Tomales Library Association (TBLA) ofrece apoyo financiero para la Biblioteca del Condado de Marin ramas en Point Reyes Station e Inverness y para la biblioteca de la Escuela West Marin.

 

TBLA recauda dinero a través de membresías y hace un llamamiento especial para la compra de libros y materiales en Inglés y Español, para la mejora de edificios y terrenos, y para los programas que fomentan la lectura y el uso de la biblioteca.

Dear Friends

As the time of year rolls around for our annual appeal to join (or re-join) the Tomales Bay Library Association, I think back on a very productive year. First of all, thanks so much to all of you who contributed funds during the past year. Your generous support has allowed TBLA to fulfill our mission to support our local libraries of Inverness, Point Reyes and West Marin School. This support enabled us to fund events and activities for the Point Reyes and Inverness libraries chosen by our librarian, Bonny White, and her amazing staff, such as snacks for Reading on the Ranches, origami workshops, music performances, and other programs. One notable event TBLA sponsored was the retirement party for Nancy Hemingway. After serving for forty years, Nancy retired as librarian of the Inverness Library. Her party at The Dance Palace was filled with food, music, and wonderful speeches and celebrated Nancy as the "dancing queen" of the libraries. TBLA was happy to fund this wonderful occasion. This Spring, a mini daffodil field bloomed outside the Point Reyes Library due to new and re-furbished planter boxes. TBLA funded these boxes and filled them with hundreds of daffodil bulbs. We will continue to fund planting and maintenance of the Point Reyes planter boxes. Financial assistance to the West Marin School Library allowed school librarian Colleen Conley to purchase new books and re-new magazine subscriptions both in the Spring and again at the start of the new school year. TBLA funded the doubling of the very successful paperback book shelves and additional bean bag chairs. TBLA firmly stands in support of the importance of the school library.

Volunteer with TBLA

We are currently looking for new board members to join us. If you would like to be a board member, please let us know. Thanks in advance for all your continued support, Sincerely, Tomales Bay Library Association

TBLA Photo Gallery

Nancy Hemmingway of the Inverness Library celebrated 40 years with the Marin County Free Library and her service was honored by TBLA with a check for the Inverness Library of $1000
Nancy Hemmingway of the Inverness Library celebrated 40 years with the Marin County Free Library and her service was honored by TBLA with a check for the Inverness Library of $1000
TBLA funded a Secret Writer's Workshop with instructor, Frances Lefkowitz in spring 2012
TBLA funded a Secret Writer's Workshop with instructor, Frances Lefkowitz in spring 2012
2012 Reading on the Ranches program. JoAnn Kempf and John Littleton are hand-cranking the ice cream
2012 Reading on the Ranches program. JoAnn Kempf and John Littleton are hand-cranking the ice cream
For last year's Reading on the Ranches program, TBLA funded the t-shirts for participants, so here are the 2011 participants in their t-shirts.
For last year's Reading on the Ranches program, TBLA funded the t-shirts for participants, so here are the 2011 participants in their t-shirts.
Reading on the Ranches program participants are sporting their new summer reading t-shirts.
Reading on the Ranches program participants are sporting their new summer reading t-shirts.
After school children with  2 bean bags
After school children with 2 bean bags
Nancy Hemmingway of the Inverness Library celebrated 40 years with the Marin County Free Library and her service was honored by TBLA with a check for the Inverness Library of $1000
TBLA funded a Secret Writer's Workshop with instructor, Frances Lefkowitz in spring 2012
2012 Reading on the Ranches program. JoAnn Kempf and John Littleton are hand-cranking the ice cream
For last year's Reading on the Ranches program, TBLA funded the t-shirts for participants, so here are the 2011 participants in their t-shirts.
Reading on the Ranches program participants are sporting their new summer reading t-shirts.
After school children with  2 bean bags