On May 12, the Palmdale Library will host its second “Book to Action” at 6 p.m. The event will include a discussion on the book “How to Be An Everyday Philanthropist: 330 Ways to Make a Difference in Your Home, and World—at No Cost.”

As part of the California State Library’s “Book to Action” Grant, the event is designed for students ages 10 to 14 years. Participants will receive a copy of the book, discuss their ideas, hear inspiring stories of children who have improved their communities, and learn how to create a proposal. The best ideas will receive financial assistance to help make them a reality.

“We had a lot of fun at the last event and got some kids fired up about helping their community,” said Thomas Vose, library director. “We hope to inspire even more this time around.”

The California State Library and the California Center for the Book are collaborating to launch the Book-to-Action initiative which builds on the traditional book club concept. In addition to providing an opportunity to collectively read and discuss a book, this program enables readers to put their new-found knowledge into action. This is done by engaging in a community service project related to the book’s topic.

The Palmdale City Library is located at 700 E. Palmdale Blvd. and is open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

For more details, call (661) 267-5600.