Sorting through stacks of books, Lon Lee is reminded of a day in 2007 when he went looking for a good science fiction or fantasy art book at the Rio Linda Public Library. There he found a box of used books and offered his help sorting them for an upcoming book sale. This led to volunteering and now several years later, he has helped to open the Friends of the Library Book Store in a Rio Linda strip mall. Proceeds from the sales are used to support children's and adult programs at the Rio Linda Library. Recently, Lee was recognized with a national award for 349 volunteer hours in 2012 at the Rio Linda Library. "When I was young, we didn't have the Internet," Lee said. "If you wanted to learn about something, or be in a different land or a different time, you would go get a book at the library."
June 23, 2013
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