The Arid Garden Underground Aquifer Project (AGUA) is a plan to create an educational, drought tolerant garden in the Civic Center near the Main Library. The library hopes to convert the water hungry grass area between the library and the parking structure into a water wise demonstration garden. The garden will show the community plants and grasses to use in their yards that will help the city respond to our drought conditions by cutting unnecessary water usage.
The Santa Ana Public Library, in partnership with History Pin (historypin.org), is proud to lead Memories of Migration, a multi-state effort to document and preserve a record of the diverse stories of contemporary migration. Working with the Institute of Museum, this grant has been made possible by the Library Services IMLS grant.
The Santa Ana Public Library and the Orange County Chapter of Reforma are working together to design a comprehensive program to introduce teens and college-age children of foreign-born parents to librarianship as a career, and provide them with a path to successfully pursue that career.
The program will pursue this goal via two paths. The first path will provide technology-based educational and workforce-preparation,the second path will encourage civic engagement in older young adults.