Book to Action 2019

Featuring: March, by John Lewis and Aydin, Illustrated  by Nate Powell

Burlingame Public Library held our community Book to Action program, February - June 2019, with support from California Center for the Book, and in partnership with the League of Women Voters North and Central San Mateo County.

In the spirit to READ, DISCUSS, and ACT, we chose the book MARCH by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin, illustrated by Nate Powell. With this title, we aimed to think deeply about the subject of civic action, learn from featured speakers, and ultimately contribute to the community with civic engagement activities. We also joined forces with the San Mateo County Office of Education with their launch of a county initiative.

We gave away 60 copies of March Book 1, and 17 copies each of March Books 1 and 2, as part of our program with California Center for the Book.

Past Events

Book discussions, postcard sessions, and short films.
(Discussion questions and resources posted soon)

Documentary discussion
Answering the Call: the American Struggle for the Right to Vote, by Brian Jenkins

Available to view with your library card via Kanopy!

answering the call

Freeing the Vote!
Featuring Civil Right Movement Veterans and ACLU NorCal

Impactful Advocacy w/ the YWCA

Civic Action Zine Fest

Author Event w/ Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell,
in partnership with the San Mateo County Office of Education

Wherever There's a Fight: A History of Civil Liberties in California


More details at on the Exhibit Envoy website:


The Burlingame Public Library is one of 25 California libraries chosen for Book to Action 2019, funded by the California Center for the Book.

California Center for the Book is a program of the California Library Association, supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.