During a grand re-opening “Touch-a-Truck” community event on April 5, the SLO County Garbagemens’ Association presented a $2,500 check to the San Miguel Library.

Speaking over air horns and laughter from visitors exploring more than a dozen community and county vehicles on display, Garbagemens’ Association president Jeffrey Clarin said the group is always looking for ways to donate.

“Supervisor Gibson told us about the library in San Miguel, and we voted for this,” Clarin said. “We definitely want to support and give back to this community.”

The San Miguel Library closed temporarily last fall due to a retirement and the need to refresh the library’s interior. The library reopened in March with new bilingual manager Grant Thompson, who is bringing families back to the library for story times and other programs in English and Spanish. The $2,500 will go toward more library improvements.

“I really, really appreciate this,” Thompson said as he accepted the check. “It will go to good use.”