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Shown congratulating Joan Schmidt Clayton on her esteemed award from LA County Supervisor Mike Antonovich are: (L-R) Joanna Gee (Duarte Library Manager), Ms. Clayton, Jan Wight (President of FDL), and Jim Allred(Volunteer Program Director for the County of Los Angeles Public Library).

Joan Schmidt Clayton Receives Antonovich’s
Woman of the Year Award

Joan Schmidt Clayton was honored on March 10 as Supervisor Mike Antonovich’s 2014 Woman of the Year for the Fifth District. Joan has been known for all her good works with the MAD Town Council since the early 1990’s and for her volunteer hours for various organizations throughout the Monrovia - Duarte area.

Ms. Schmidt Clayton worked tirelessly, along with the other elected charter members of the MAD Town Council, to bring peace to the Duarte and Monrovia communities in the Los Angeles County area in the 1990’s.

The elected body continues to do good work, but Joan chose to retire after ten years and continues to help the MAD area in multiple ways particularly with her newspaper column and articles.

For the past 28 years, the Commission for Women has recognized women who have worked to bring about social and economic change, served as outstanding role models for women, worked on behalf of women’s issues or demonstrated outstanding performance to further advocate women’s rights. Joan has performed all of the above.

Ms. Clayton served on the Duarte Habitat for Humanity Selection Team and the Duarte Educational Foundation. Currently she is the Secretary and active member of the Friends of the Duarte Library and a member of the Live Oak Library. Both libraries are under the auspices of the Los Angeles County Library.

Joan and her husband Bob continue to live in the Monrovia area of the County with her children Richard and Karen.



(L-R) Steve Baker, Joan Schmidt Clayton and Jan Wight, all members of
the Friends of the Duarte Library, show only handfuls of the many
cartons of books that will be on sale at the Duarte Public Library by the
FDL on Saturday, April 12, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Friends of the Duarte Library to Hold Used Book Sale

Friends of the Duarte Library (FDL) are planning their next bi-annual book sale for Saturday, April 12, from 11 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. This book sale will coincide with the other Los Angeles County Public Libraries. Many of Duarte’s customers tell the FDL they start in Claremont and go westward to Los Angeles with a stop at each County library in between. However, most of FDL’s customers come from Duarte, Monrovia and Azusa.

The FDL will have books on sale for: $1 for hard backs, trade books; 50 cents for paper backs and children’s books; and 25 cents for magazines. At 3:00 p.m. all books will go on sale for $1 a bag.

Books donated to the library for the sale purpose are from all genres of fiction and non- fiction, plus a few that are quite old. Anyone wishing to donate their used books are welcome to take them boxed or bagged to the Duarte Public Library, 1301 Buena Vista St., Duarte. Please contact one of the Library employees when you arrive with your donation.

All monies derived from the book sale will be used for the two scholarships the FDL gives each year to a graduate of Duarte High School and Mt. Olive Technology High School.

See you at the Book Sale on April 12, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. in the main part of the Duarte Library, 1301 Buena Vista St., Duarte.