Friends of OB Library Dedicate Their Bench

by on March 30, 2015 · 2 comments

in Culture, Media, Ocean Beach

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Front Row: George Murphy, Darci Cataldo, Judy Collier; 2nd Row: Tony Cataldo, OB head librarian, Matt Beatty, Larry Cataldo.

The bench in front of the OB Library is now “officially” open to be used. It was dedicated Saturday, March 28 by the Friends of the OB Library in the midst of their book sale.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAA crowd formed as Judy Collier, the president of the Friends, called people to gather at the bench. She made some remarks and introduced a few of the people that have helped the bench become a reality.

This was totally a local event, and as quiet speeches were given, people browsed through the many books, videos and other items for sale.

The Friends reported that at the end of the day, they made $533.50.


OB Town Council Board members take their turn. Sitting: Becca Taylor, Gretchen Newsom, Jon Carr; standing: Tony Cataldo and Lori Jones.

The Friends say:

Many thanks to all who volunteered, donated books and materials, bought books and materials, and shared their time with us. The bench is now officially open!  Many thanks to George, Darci, Judy, and the OB Town Council for donating to the bench.

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Judy Collier March 30, 2015 at 11:54 am

Thank you for this great article and for all of your support in our endeavors.


Steve O SanDiego March 30, 2015 at 3:00 pm

Congratulations on the bench! Glad there are dividers on the bench.

Btw, I just shared this article on the Social Ocean Beach facebook group page.


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