Jul 11, 2015

Congratulation to Taffy Cannon - Citizen of the Year

Taffy Cannon MPHS 66 named Carlsbad CA Citizen of the Year

"Carlsad Citizens of the Year Named

Taffy Cannon

"Taffy Cannon’s love of reading began when she was a small girl and borrowed books from a makeshift library in a Chicago church basement. Glass cases housed the dusty volumes, and if she kept a book beyond its due date, it cost a penny a week."

"So it was natural that when Cannon and her husband, William Kamenjarin, moved to the City of Carlsbad in 1990 that she would join the Friends of the Library. In no time at all she was president of the group, helping to organize the annual Holiday Park book fairs, a large city event at that time."

"Cannon has served on the Friends of the Library board for 25 years, including three terms as president. During that time she has helped raise an estimated $1.5 million for the library through book sales."

“It’s all about books and the library for me,” Cannon said. “I’ve been selling books for the library for 25 years — hundreds of thousands of books.”

"At first, Cannon sold books for the library through the Holiday Park book fairs and an event called Book Sales on the Green. When the Carlsbad City Library on Dove Lane opened in 1999, Cannon established a new bookstore, which she manages to this day. The bookstore is a big attraction for Carlsbad book lovers."

“It’s a writer’s dream,” said Cannon, who is an established author. “The staff is volunteer, and the stock is donated.”

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Taffy's Web Site taffycannon.com

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