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Living Libraries-Family Treasures. Living Libraries-Family Treasures. By Joshua Fox Branch Manager, Sun City Library. Living Libraries-Family Treasures. Featuring The Sun City Library Located in the Sun City Senior Community in The City Of Menifee

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Living libraries family treasures

Living Libraries-Family Treasures


Living libraries family treasures

Living Libraries-Family Treasures

By Joshua Fox

Branch Manager, Sun City Library


Living libraries family treasures

Living Libraries-Family Treasures

  • Featuring

  • The Sun City Library

  • Located in the Sun City

    • Senior Community in

  • The City Of Menifee

  • Sun City Population approximately 20,000

  • Menifee Population 80,000

  • Provide Equipment, Store Stories, Hold events


Living libraries family treasures

Living Libraries-Family Treasures

  • Featuring

  • The Kay Ceniceros Senior Center

  • Located in Menifee, Ca

  • Provide Connections

  • Meeting Space

  • Help Advertise


Living libraries family treasures

Living Libraries-Family Treasures

  • Also Featuring Stories By:

    • -Karla-Ashley

    • -Rachel-Leslie

    • -Nancy-Shirley

    • -Lois-Joshua

    • -Pam-Bob


Living libraries family treasures

Living Libraries-Family Treasures

  • The Beginning

    • Spoke with Genealogical Club of Sun City

    • Menifee Historical Society

    • Patrons Came in inquiring about the program before first meeting

    • Everything appeared wonderful


Living libraries family treasures

Living Libraries-Family Treasures


Living libraries family treasures

Living Libraries-Family Treasures

  • Middle of the Road Refocus

  • Questions?

  • Where did we go wrong?

  • Did we miss our target audience

  • Was their community Trust in me? (being new to Sun City)


Living libraries family treasures

Living Libraries-Family Treasures

  • Enter the Curve Balls

  • Kay Ceniceros Senior Center Loses half their staff

  • A Surprise Grant came in (One that the Library applied for before I was there)

  • Significant Legacy left to the Library

  • Professional Challenges


Living libraries family treasures

Living Libraries-Family Treasures

  • Many Questions Began to Arise

  • Doubt about my own Abilities

  • Larger, and more important issues took front seat with respect to this project

  • Doubt about the success of this project


Living libraries family treasures

Living Libraries-Family Treasures

Mr. Troll, A Pit Dweller


Living libraries family treasures

Living Libraries-Family Treasures

  • Changes

  • Proof that no matter how futile things can seem there always a path that can be taken

  • Staff were the people I initial suspected and thought


Living libraries family treasures

Living Libraries-Family Treasures

  • Worked with Groups

  • Met with hobby clubs at Senior Center

  • Encouraged those that already use library (Poetry and Photography Club)


Living libraries family treasures

Living Libraries-Family Treasures

  • The Final Results

  • 14 Stories finished

  • 4 more still promised

  • 3 in various editing stages


Living libraries family treasures

Living Libaries-Family Treasures

  • A Special Dedication

  • For Renee, who believed in this project, and worked hard towards its success. She left us before she could record her own story and memories.

  • Thank You


Living libraries family treasures

Living Libraries-Family Treasures

  • Where is the Future of this project?

  • Community viewing later this month.

  • Quarterly recording sessions

  • Local film maker recently discovered this project and wants to work with us


Living libraries family treasures

Living Libraries-Family Treasures

Contact Info

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 951-679-3534

Address: 26982 Cherry Hills

Sun City, Ca 92586


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