Contra Costa Library Celebrates Discover & Go Month in October


The Contra Costa County Library is celebrating Discover & Go Month this October. Visit your local branch and enjoy the Library’s ongoing partnership with Bay Area museums and cultural venues. Enter drawings for some great prizes and help give back to the community at the same time.

The Contra Costa County Library is partnering once again with the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano. For every donation of nonperishable food items patrons bring to a participating branch, they can enter to win prizes including premium awards for some of the Bay Area’s most popular attractions. They can also enter an easy on-line contest, “Why I Love Discover & Go”. In addition, there will be an engineering extravaganza for kids hosted by the Bay Area Discovery Museum.

The event will be held Saturday, October 13 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the San Ramon Library. There will also be pop-up storytimes at the Blackhawk Museum in Danville on Sunday, October 21 at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., and Halloween-themed storytimes at the Lindsay Wildlife Experience’s Howl-ooo-ween event on Thursday, October 25 at 6:30 and 7:30 p.m.

“Discover & Go is a fantastic resource for families to see culturally diverse museums and venues around the Bay Area,” said Contra Costa County Librarian Melinda Cervantes. “A library card offers so much more than just checking out books.”

Discover & Go is a nationally recognized partnership between libraries and museums offering free and low-cost passes for world-class cultural venues to library cardholders from every community and background.

Library card holders age 16 and up can go online to check out free passes all year long.

For more information about the program, please contact library staff at [email protected] or (800) 984-4636.

For media inquiries, please contact Public Information Officer Brooke Converse at [email protected] or (925) 608-7713.