Lending Library

Building a Community of Readers
One Book at a Time

Reading not only nurtures the imagination, but develops cognitive skills, a curiosity for the world, and empathy – key components of community-building. SAMLARC offers a variety of spaces where readers of all ages can find new adventures on the written page. 

We invite you to join us in building a community of bookworms! Do you have a few gently-loved books that could use a new read? Are you looking for a way to bring delight to the community? Please consider working with friends to create a little Library or donating gently used books to the Beach Club Library or various Little Libraries to nurture a love of reading in our community. 

The SAMLARC Lending Library opened on August 1st, 2018. Housed within the Fiesta Room, the library offers shelves of books for all ages. These books can be read at the Beach Club or you can borrow them, take them home with you and bring them back when you are done. SAMLARC’s collection of board games can be played within the Fiesta Room, as well! Next time you stop in at the Beach Club Lagoon for a swim, spend a few minutes browsing the shelves for a new literary adventure.

We invite you to join us in building a community of bookworms! Do you have a few gently-loved books that could use a new read? Please consider donating them to the Lending Library to help nurture a love of reading in our community. All donations can be brought to the Beach Club Office!

We invite you to join us in building a love of reading throughout our community! SAMLARC Little Libraries present a unique opportunity to fosters SAMLARC’s readers and to create a legacy within the community. 
The Story of the SAMLARC Little Libraries​

SAMLARC's Little Library Program draws on the research and success of Little Free Library to increase the community’s access to books at key parks and amenities. Research has demonstrated that increased access to books enrich children’s academic performance. Children who grow up in homes without access to books fall an average of three years behind their peers academically. The simplest and most effective solution to this issue is to increase community-wide access to reading material.. Imagine the wonderful stories SAMLARC members could exchange through little libraries throughout our community!

The SAMLARC Little Library program operates on a “take a book, leave a book” principle, inviting community members to bring their gently-loved reading material to Little Libraries and exchange them for others. The program was approved at the July 24th, 2018 Board of Directors Meeting.

Let's Build a Library!

The blueprints for a SAMLARC Little Library are easy to follow, making it a great weekend project. Builders have a wide variety of options available to customize their library, from paint to fixtures to design! Whether you’re a master craftsman or a group of friends looking for a fun and worthwhile new project, building a Little Library will truly enhance your connection with our community. Follow the steps below to build your library!

  1. Download an Application Packet by clicking the green button to the right.

  2. Complete the packet and return to Emanuel Hernandez, Assistant Project Manager. The packet may be emailed or delivered to the SAMLARC Business Office.

  3. The Landscape & Facilities Enhancement Committee will review the packet and make any recommendations needed to create a beautiful and sturdy library.

  4. Build, paint, and gather a few books for your library!

  5. Deliver the library to the SAMLARC Business Office for a final inspection.

  6. SAMLARC will coordinate with you to install the library on-site.

  7. Enjoy watching your library as community members visit, read, and share!


Other Ways to Participate

 

Spread the Word:

If you know of a Scout, school, group of friends, or great neighbors who may be interested in building a SAMLARC Little Library, let them know how they can build a love of books in our community. Connect them with Emanuel Hernandez, Assistant Project Manager to learn more.

Contribute:

Community members who are interested in contributing funds towards the creation of Little Libraries are welcome! Please connect with Emanuel Hernandez, Assistant Project Manager to learn more.

Little Library Locations

Lakeshore Amphitheater and Park

Central Park | Solana Park

Monte Vista Park | Altisima Park

Arroyo Vista Park | Los Abanicos Trail

Lake Locations
Lake Locations

Central Park Locations
Central Park Locations

Los Abanicos Trail Locations
Los Abanicos Trail Locations

Lake Locations
Lake Locations

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For more information about the SAMLARC

Little Library Program, please contact

Emanuel Hernandez, Project Coordinator

949-709-0022 or emanuel.hernandez@fsresidential.com 

Little Library Inspiration

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Please note: All designs will be reviewed by the SAMLARC Landscape & Facilities Enhancement Committee.

If you would like, you may register your Little Library with the Little Free Library program. Click HERE to learn more about the registration process. Registration is not required for SAMLARC's Little Libraries.

SAMLARC Beach Club Library

Reading Makes Communities Stronger

Reading not only nurtures the imagination, but develops cognitive skills, a curiosity for the world, and empathy – key components of community-building.

The SAMLARC Lending Library opened on August 1st, 2018. Housed within the Fiesta Room, the library offers shelves of books for all ages. These books can be read at the Beach Club or you can borrow them, take them home with you and bring them back when you are done. SAMLARC’s collection of board games can be played within the Fiesta Room, as well! Next time you stop in at the Beach Club Lagoon for a swim, spend a few minutes browsing the shelves for a new literary adventure.

 

We invite you to join us in building a community of bookworms! Do you have a few gently-loved books that could use a new read? Please consider donating them to the Lending Library to help nurture a love of reading in our community. All donations can be brought to the Beach Club Office!

Lending Library Hours

Currently Closed Due to COVID-19

Mondays & Wednesday 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Fridays 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

with the exception of event reservation periods

and SAMLARC class times

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For more information about the SAMLARC Lending Library, please contact Marley Sansom, Lifestyle & Communications Manager at

949-709-0013 or marley.sansom@fsresidential.com