Happy Summer! With June busting out all over, we’re enjoying the blooms and the outdoor havens that our amazing county of Marin has to offer.
Support the TCF Landscaping Campaign
If you love outdoor spaces as much as we do, consider a gift this summer to support the TCF Landscaping Campaign to help build beautiful outdoor spaces surrounding our new Larkspur Library!
An Interview with the Mayor
I recently met with Larkspur Mayor Gabe Paulson to talk about life, Larkspur, and the new library. Here’s what he had to say.
TCF: What is your definition of a 21st Century Library?
Mayor Paulson: A 21st Century Library is a public space that will expand our values of connection, inclusion, and freedom by providing programs, activities, digital access/literacy and opportunities for friendship. I am excited and inspired by many of the visionary ideas coming from our community.
TCF: How do you think the new library will benefit our local communities?
Mayor Paulson: We have outgrown our cherished little library at 400 Magnolia. There are many needed programs for seniors, families and special interest groups that will be better served in a modern facility.
TCF: We just kicked off our Landscape Capital Campaign. What would you and your family enjoy in the Library’s outdoor garden/piazza?
Mayor Paulson: Our family of four loves the Larkspur parks and outdoors. Having a garden or piazza next to our new modern library would be an inviting indoor-outdoor extension for community and reading spaces.
TCF: What books have you recently enjoyed?
Mayor Paulson: I found OK Boomer, Let’s Talk by Jill Filipovic an eye-opening illustration of a new generation gap — a growing part of Marin and national politics. I also recently enjoyed Laws of Magical Thinking by Monique Stephania which argues how much adults need make-believe to be happy.
Local Girl Scout Troop Makes a Sweet Impact
Last month, Girl Scout Troop 10506 of Corte Madera/Larkspur demonstrated the true spirit of giving back by donating a generous $600 to TCF through their successful Girl Scout cookie sales.
Troop leader Caroline Searle said, “I’m so proud of these girls! They truly exemplify the values of the Girl Scouts, embracing leadership, making a positive impact, and actively engaging in community service.”
The girls voted between three local causes and chose TCF because they felt Larkspur Library holds such an important place in our local community. “These young girls are passionate about reading and love to learn,” said Searle. “Supporting a place that will grow as they do was an obvious choice.”
The troop’s generous contribution will support the TCF Landscaping campaign, helping to create inviting outdoor spaces for readers of all ages to explore, learn, and grow.
We extend our heartfelt gratitude to Girl Scout Troop 10506 for their outstanding efforts in making a difference and contributing to the future of our community. Their generosity sets an example for others to follow, showcasing the power of youth in creating a brighter tomorrow.
Read about it in Marinscope Community Newspapers here.
We are truly grateful for your generosity and commitment to creating a vibrant community space for all to enjoy. Thank you for being an integral part of The Commons Foundation’s journey to build and sustain a new modern library for Larkspur!
President, The Commons Foundation
P.S. Support the TCF Landscaping Campaign to help build beautiful outdoor spaces surrounding our new Larkspur Library!