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Who We Are

The Napa County Library Foundation is directed and operated by dedicated citizens who volunteer their services.

Board Members

Dr. Edward Shenk

President

I have been using libraries since I was eight years old when my Mom introduced me to the library five blocks from our home in San Diego.

I was so thrilled to check out five books to take home to read. The library helped me get my Masters and my Doctorate. Now, as President and 17 years on the Board, it helps our community to stay in touch, discover new ideas and experiences and brings the community together to share favorite books and art.

It is truly a community treasure. The Foundation’s mission is to keep the library in the forefront of service for our multitude of literary needs into the future.

Favorite Books: Any book by Martin Cruz Smith, Dashiell Hammet, Raymond Chandler, Cara Black, Deon Meyer, and Robert Harris.

 

Gay A. McGreal, EA

EA, Owner, Co-op Services, A. McGreal Company
representing taxpayers in Napa County since 1971

I became a volunteer for the Library Foundation because I truly feel strongly about the concept of the library, especially the Napa County Library, and that concept is that our library is a collection of sources of information made accessible to our community for reference or borrowing. Every community should have the luxury of “borrowing” something to read. I am proud to be a part of something that assist in that effort.

My first book to check out at the library when I was young was Pearl Buck’s The Good Earth, and I’ve read every one of Pearl Buck‘s books since.

 

Stephanie Meyer

Community Volunteer

As a volunteer at our library for over twenty years I especially value that not only does a library provide information and enrichment, it is a place where all members of our community are welcome.

Favorite book: any book by Jane Austen.

 

Leigh Krieger

I have been on the board for the last three years and I see how the library has so many resources it offers its community to make someone become the best version of themselves. I want to be able to see how much it grows.

Favorite book: Sweet Valley High Series

Frances Houser

Some of my fondest memories feature libraries: as a child, riding a bike with siblings to the local library about a mile away; reporting on books read to the Children’s Librarian, who, we were convinced, had read EVERY book in the library; directing the Adult Literacy program here at the Napa County Library for 20 plus years and seeing lives changed by the library and its services. So, when the Library Foundation asked me to serve on its board there was only one possible response: of course.

Favorite book: whatever is at hand at the moment; today it’s Five Presidents by Clint Hill

Dee Dee Nelson

San Francisco Connection Style Consultant

Elizabeth Blair

Viviana Lorea

Mark Richmond

Tracy Tighe

Carol Van Brocklin

The Napa County Library Foundation is directed and operated by dedicated citizens who volunteer their services.

Board Members

Dr. Edward Shenk

President

I have been using libraries since I was eight years old when my Mom introduced me to the library five blocks from our home in San Diego.

I was so thrilled to check out five books to take home to read. The library helped me get my Masters and my Doctorate. Now, as President and 17 years on the Board, it helps our community to stay in touch, discover new ideas and experiences and brings the community together to share favorite books and art.

It is truly a community treasure. The Foundation’s mission is to keep the library in the forefront of service for our multitude of literary needs into the future.

Favorite Books: Any book by Martin Cruz Smith, Dashiell Hammet, Raymond Chandler, Cara Black, Deon Meyer, and Robert Harris.

 

Gay A. McGreal, EA

EA, Owner, Co-op Services, A. McGreal Company
representing taxpayers in Napa County since 1971

I became a volunteer for the Library Foundation because I truly feel strongly about the concept of the library, especially the Napa County Library, and that concept is that our library is a collection of sources of information made accessible to our community for reference or borrowing. Every community should have the luxury of “borrowing” something to read. I am proud to be a part of something that assist in that effort.

My first book to check out at the library when I was young was Pearl Buck’s The Good Earth, and I’ve read every one of Pearl Buck‘s books since.

 

Stephanie Meyer

Community Volunteer

As a volunteer at our library for over twenty years I especially value that not only does a library provide information and enrichment, it is a place where all members of our community are welcome.

Favorite book: any book by Jane Austen.

 

Leigh Krieger

I have been on the board for the last three years and I see how the library has so many resources it offers its community to make someone become the best version of themselves. I want to be able to see how much it grows.

Favorite book: Sweet Valley High Series

Frances Houser

Some of my fondest memories feature libraries: as a child, riding a bike with siblings to the local library about a mile away; reporting on books read to the Children’s Librarian, who, we were convinced, had read EVERY book in the library; directing the Adult Literacy program here at the Napa County Library for 20 plus years and seeing lives changed by the library and its services. So, when the Library Foundation asked me to serve on its board there was only one possible response: of course.

Favorite book: whatever is at hand at the moment; today it’s Five Presidents by Clint Hill

Dee Dee Nelson

San Francisco Connection Style Consultant

Elizabeth Blair

Viviana Lorea

Mark Richmond

Tracy Tighe

Carol Van Brocklin

Donate to the Napa County Library Foundation

The Napa County Library Foundation has a special public-private relationship with the community, providing individuals and groups a means by which they can give monetary support to one of our most cherished treasures -- The Napa County Library.

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