Oakhurst – The Madera County Board of Supervisors, at their November 2 board meeting, presented a proclamation to Candace Flammang in recognition of her many contributions to the library and the community and dedicated the Oakhurst Library Community Room as the “Candace Flammang Community Room”.
For over forty years, Candace has been instrumental in many community efforts. For the last twenty three years she has been a driving force in support of the Oakhurst Branch Library as a member of the Friends of the Oakhurst Branch Library Board of Directors, Secretary of the Board, and for fifteen years, as President of the Board. During her tenure on the board she was instrumental, in cooperation with Madera County, in planning and funding the conversion of the old fire station building into an addition to the main library that houses the Community Room, public bathrooms, a book processing room for books donated to FOBL for monthly book sales to support the library programs, and a break room for the staff.
The main part of the addition is the Community Room which is a tremendous asset to the Oakhurst area community. It is available free of charge to various groups for educational purposes, art activities, events, and community service efforts: teaching reading to adult English language learners, the Ukulele Club, free annual tax preparation services, conservation groups, gardening clubs, bird enthusiasts, music presentations, writing classes, free tutoring, and many more.
The benefit to the community is immeasurable.
In attendance were members of the Friends of the Oakhurst Branch Library (FOBL) board, Library staff – including Madera County Librarian Krista Riggs who attended virtually – and members of the community.
Two signs were unveiled, one has been placed outside the room and the other placed inside.