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Retired Librarian Rose Peda leaving legacy of love


January 27, 2021

DURING A VISIT to the library in 2016, Rose Peda introduces Oak Heights students to Mother Goose.

Sometimes it's best to start at the beginning.

Once upon a time, in Cupertino, Calif., a little girl loved books so much she created her own library in the family's garage to share literature with all the neighborhood kids.

She cherished the city's Bookmobile, which gave out silver dollars to every child for reading. And though her family had no tradition of higher education, that love of books would carry through many years later to a long career of caring for her communities with literature.

Rose Peda is the star of this story.

The Sweet Home library director is retiring after nine years...

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