For an insider's look at the 2012 London Olympics, go to the library at 2 p.m. Sunday and meet Sarah Williams, 19, a Pleasanton resident who was chosen to represent the United States and carry an Olympics torch for the Summer Games.
Sarah will bring the torch, her Olympics outfit and a videotape to share, because she finds that her experience has been inspirational to a lot of young people.
The Pleasanton library's summer reading program is based on the Olympics; it kicked off in early June with a torch run through the streets of Pleasanton.
The torchbearers were picked by Olympics sponsor Coca Cola for living positively, making a difference in their communities, and being active in programs that help the planet.
Williams began to make blankets for foster children in 2007, then taught others to make them, and eventually created Legacy Blanket Kits with tools and materials replenished by each blanket-maker and passed on.
She recently taught her blanket-making procedure to 10,000 Girl Scouts from all around the world so they could return to their homes and expand the project.
"Her project has now touched the lives of 15,000 foster children," Coca Cola explained on its website.
Sarah's sister, Claire Williams, 17, runs a Reading to Teens program at the library to help children for whom English is a second language. She also collects books for children who receive medical services at Axis Community Health so every visit to the doctor means a brand new book to read and to own.