The Friends of the Meadow Vista Library Winter Book Sale will be held on Tuesday December 4th from noon until 4 PM and on Wednesday December 5th from 2 to 6 PM at the library, 16981 Placer Hills Road, Meadow Vista. Great used books to give as holiday gifts, used CD's, VHS tapes, audio books and DVD's will be offered at bargain prices all $1.00 or less. On Wednesday shoppers may fill a bag with paperback books for only $1.00.
The Meadow Vista Library is one of the community's jewels. Years ago, if one wanted a library book, a trip to Auburn's Carnegie Library on Almond Street was required. As Meadow Vista grew in population the county saw the need for a branch in Meadow Vista, so in 1951 a small library was opened on Placer Hills Road in what is now a real estate office. Space was limited and circulation low. In keeping with the community's rural nature, a hitching post provided a place for the children who rode their horses to the library. This small library closed in 1964.
In more recent years the county's Book Mobile had scheduled stops in Meadow Vista until the current library opened in December 2002. The library is located in the lower floor of the Holiday Market. The library is open Tuesday through Saturday with varying hours of operation.
In 2003 the Friends of the Meadow Vista Library, a non-profit fund raising organization, was founded. This organization solicits gifts of used books from the public and then sponsors twice-yearly book sales in the spring and fall. Monies raised support library programs such as the summer reading and craft programs and to purchase needed library materials. Contact Virginia Parker 878-7804 for information.