Cafe Libros open on Valentine’s Day |

Cafe Libros open on Valentine’s Day

The Grass Valley Library will open its doors for 13 through 18-year-olds only Friday for the monthly “Cafe Libros.”

Cafe Libros offers free pizza, free music and free access to the library … along with some poetry reading, just in time for Valentine’s Day.

“Because it will be Valentine’s Day, the poetry seemed like a good idea,” said youth librarian Sushila Mertens. Young writers are encouraged to read their work and in return are awarded a raffle ticket and a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to Record Connection.

January’s Cafe Libros started off 2003 with a healthy showing of 100 teens who enjoyed the library’s resources, food and the always popular live music – which can be heard every other month.

Mertens, who is in charge of planning library activities for local youth, hopes for the continued success of Cafe Libros.

“We’re basically trying to get more teens into the library. We show them the magazines and CDs we have, and they get to be loud and socialize because it’s after hours … which is important at that age,” said Mertens.

– Garrett Fevinger


WHAT: “Cafe Libros”

WHEN: Friday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

WHERE: Grass Valley Library,

208 Mill Street, Grass Valley



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