Community News

Special Thanks!

A special thank you to the Larkspur Community Foundation who granted Marin Enrichment $5,000 to subsidize the cost to operate the Marin Enrichment Learning Hub. These funds will specifically be targeted to support our neediest students in the community based on the impact of our local health pandemic. It is through partnerships like these that we come together as a community to do all that we can for each and every one of our children!

Author Event

Please join us for a virtual conversation with Nicolas Buccola, the author of The Fire Is Upon Us: James Baldwin, William Buckley Jr, and the Debate Over Race in America. This highly acclaimed book looks at the famous Cambridge debate between James Baldwin, one of the most important literary voices of the civil rights movement and William Buckley, a leader in the conservative movement. Baldwin's call for a moral revolution in race relations in this debate is as important today as ever. The debate can be viewed on YouTube and we hope you will consider purchasing a copy through Book Passage.

'With Flair and grace, Nicholas Buccola provides the unforgettable backstory to a momentous debate- a clash of antiracist and racist ideas- over the very meaning of the American dream. It is a debate that still resonates today. A vital read.' – Ibram X.Kendi, author of How to Be an Antiracist

The event is sponsored by the Bay Family Association, Marin Academy Parent Association, and Book Passage. Paula Farmer from Book Passage is moderating the event and guests will be able to submit questions for the author.

  • Wednesday, October 14, 2020, 7 p.m.
  • Register here, space is limited.

Education Resources

Join us for this timely series of virtual workshops for parents, students, educators, administrators, and community members. Led by the JFCS Holocaust Center in partnership with the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and the Marin County Office of Education.

From Discrimination to Deportation

These workshops will introduce anti-bias lessons to stop the escalation of hate in our community and provide a safe space to ask questions about recent antisemitic incidents locally in Marin County and around the world.

Training opportunities for parents, students, educators, administrators, and community members to deepen our understanding on confronting antisemitism and resources discussed are available at the new website Confronting Antisemitism by the Marin County Office of Education in partnership with the JFCS Holocaust Center in partnership and the Anti-Defamation League (ADL).

Reach Out for Emotional Support

For people of all ages who have been impacted by incidents of antisemitism, JFCS is here to provide counseling and emotional or spiritual support.

If you or someone you care about needs help, please call us at 415‑449‑3700 or visit

Parent Education

Making Worriers into Warriors: Helping Your Child Conquer Fear in Uncertain Times: A presentation with Dr. Dan Peters, sponsored by North Bridge Academy. Speaker Dr. Dan Peters is a psychologist, author, co-founder and executive director of the Summit Center.

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 from 6:30-8 p.m., Zoom

College of Marin and Sir Francis Drake Blvd. Construction Project Updates

  • When using the crosswalk on College Avenue, please remember to activate the flashing signals. It is the only way the large construction vehicles exiting the driveway know that there are pedestrians in the crosswalk.

While the Corte Madera Library building is currently closed, you may request and return items, and find details about Curbside Service at

Curbside Hours:

  • Tuesday & Wednesday 11:00-3:00
  • Thursday 3:00-7:00

Call our “Talk with a Librarian” number: 415-473-2272 Monday-Friday, 9-6 p.m. English and Spanish with any questions and information.

Book Bundles for Emerging Readers

We know many families are missing the ability to browse library shelves, so we’ve created a way to get some "surprise" books to you based on your child’s interests.

Each Book Bundle includes 10 books and you can choose the reading level that is right for your child. Get up to 3 bundles per family!

How to Request Book Bundles

  • To request Book Bundles, please fill out this form , or call 415-473-2272, Monday-Friday, 9-6 p.m.
  • Please allow 3-4 days for your request to be filled. You will be contacted by the branch when your order is ready for curbside pickup.
  • Find out more:

Audio Books

In case you have families or students asking about downloadable audio books, here is a short video tutorial that demonstrates how to use the Libby app to browse our online catalog and download titles.

Discover local options for Learning Hubs and Childcare during distance learning.

This free helpline provides free trauma-informed, evidenced-based emotional support to parents, children and youth in any language via calls, text, live chat, and email.

  • Available 7 days a week from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Parents can join a Weekly Online Support Group through the website:
  • Helpline #: 855-427-2736

When shopping in-person or online at Book Passage, please remember to mention your school – a portion of every purchase goes directly to our schools!

  • For online shopping, enter your school name in the comments field.