Long-time Greenville resident, teacher, and volunteer Marsha Roby has helped facilitate a major donation to the Plumas County Library. Kathy Hoekenga, a friend of Roby’s in the Bay Area, was very concerned and empathetic to the predicament of Greenville residents when she heard about the Dixie Fire and how it burned down Greenville, including the Greenville branch library.
Hoekenga had been a teacher at Trinity Episcopal Elementary School in Menlo Park for many years, and she and her daughter, Kim Thacker, who teaches at the school, organized a book donation drive with the children at her school.
TEES students love to read and were very excited about being able to help Greenville acquire free books according to Hoekenga.
She also got help from Delta Kappa Gamma Beta Rho, a private group of professional women educators who support education.
This week Hoekenga and her husband Paul drove up from the Bay Area and brought 15 boxes of new and gently used books. These are in addition to six boxes that were already delivered, processed, and brought to the Greenville public library, now housed in a classroom at Greenville Junior Senior High School. The books are already being checked out.
When the Greenville branch receives doubles of books, those doubles may also be given to other branches in Plumas County that could use them.
The Trinity students made and signed a poster that says, “Good Luck Rebuilding the Greenville Library.”