Meet the New Casa de Oro Library Branch Manager

Devin McClain-Tran has been named the new Casa de Oro Library Branch Manager. Although no library branches in the county are open, the majority of employees are working from home, completing professional development training webinars and other projects.

Devin McClain-Tran, Manager,Casa de Oro Branch Library

All branch book drops are closed, and the due date for any previously checked-out material is April 30. No late fees will be assessed. The branch is getting a good cleaning while closed by the custodial staff, who are still on the job. County Officials will decide when the library will reopen.

Looking for Friends? CDO Library is too.

As a new, non-profit organization, Friends of the Casa de Oro Library needs new members. The organization’s main goal is to support the library’s many wonderful programs for children and adults. Your membership will help with that and give us library-loving citizens who can help inform the community of all that the library offers. 

Friends of the Casa de Oro Library

When the quarantine is lifted, stop by the Casa de Oro Library at 9805 Campo Road and check out this great, local resource. While you’re there, find a book to borrow, sign up for a program, purchase a used book in our book sale area, and fill out a membership form.

Membership is inexpensive at $5 per individual, $10 per family, $15 for business and only $100 for a lifetime membership. You can leave a check or cash in the secure library lockbox, or mail a check to the following address:

Friends of the Casa de Oro Library
9805 Campo Road
Spring Valley, CA 91977

Library Project Alive, CDO Staying Safe, Still Moving Forward

A Message from Bob Yarris, Casa de Oro Alliance President

The $23 million library project is in final negotiations with all parties. I am more optimistic today than I was six months ago that the library and the Field of Dreams will become a reality for Casa de Oro. 

Construction of the long-awaited curb and sidewalk on Kenwood Drive to Campo Road was scheduled to begin this month, but has been delayed due to Covid-19 emergency measures.

Small trash containers along Campo Road have been replaced with new, larger covered containers. 

Board Members walked with Metropolitan Transit Service representatives along Campo Road in February and completed a bus bench survey which resulted in the approval of new, covered benches and updated bus route signs along Campo Road. Check out this post for more information.

Bob Yarris
President, Casa de Oro Alliance

The Economic Development Committee will be distributing information packets and conducting a survey of all Casa de Oro businesses when the quarantine is lifted. Results of this survey will be shared at upcoming General Assembly meetings and may be viewed on our website when completed.

We continue to work with the Sheriff’s Department and county agencies to address problems associated with homelessness and illegal marijuana outlets in our community. Please know that we share your concerns and frustration with these challenging issues and remain committed to finding solutions.

A special thank you to our community volunteers (especially our students) who have given up their Saturday mornings once a month to pick up trash along Campo Road. A huge thank you, also, to our passionate and dedicated Board of Directors for their continued hard work and commitment to our goals and mission. 

I hope this newsletter finds everyone in good health. Remember, we’re all in this together. Take good care.

Bob Yarris