Minutes of FLF Meeting, September 21, 2016

Felton Library Friends Meeting September 21, 2016 at Felton Community Hall Approx. 35 people in attendance Opening remarks, history, where we are now. Nancy Gerdt opened the meeting with introduction at 7:05 p.m.  and gave some history of the Felton Library project. Building a Library and Community Involvement Susan Nemitz, new  Library Director, discussed her past experiences building/remodeling libraries. Susan also said that it is more cost effective to have libraries all set up the same, but that our different communities are unique enough to have different types of libraries. Measure “S” and will not cover the costs of everything at the new library. It will mostly cover the building, fixtures, furniture and some art. Outside area is not included in Measure S funds.  Fundraising will need to be done to finish what is not covered. Not sure how much money will needed to be raised yet. Friends of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries, our 501c-3 umbrella organization, has hired Vivian Rogers as a fund raiser. Strategic Plan The ten branches in the Santa Cruz Library system are embarking on a series of community meetings at the site of each branch for the purposes of updating the system’s Strategic Plan. Felton’s Strategic Plan community meeting will be November 9. Community members attending this meeting will have the opportunity to say how they would like to use the library. What kinds of programs do people see happening there? Results of these meetings will assist staff in designing space and future programs. In the Felton branch, inside library space will be designed to be flexible in order to easily respond to... read more

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Minutes of FLF Meeting, September 21, 2016

Felton Library Friends Meeting September 21, 2016 at Felton Community Hall Approx. 35 people in attendance Opening remarks, history, where we are now. Nancy Gerdt opened the meeting with introduction at 7:05 p.m.  and gave some history of the Felton Library project. Building a Library and Community Involvement Susan Nemitz, new  Library Director, discussed her past experiences building/remodeling libraries. Susan also said that it is more cost effective to have libraries all set up the same, but that our different communities are unique enough to have different types of libraries. Measure “S” and will not cover the costs of everything at the new library. It will mostly cover the building, fixtures, furniture and some art. Outside area is not included in Measure S funds.  Fundraising will need to be done to finish what is not covered. Not sure how much money will needed to be raised yet. Friends of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries, our 501c-3 umbrella organization, has hired Vivian Rogers as a fund raiser. Strategic Plan The ten branches in the Santa Cruz Library system are embarking on a series of community meetings at the site of each branch for the purposes of updating the system’s Strategic Plan. Felton’s Strategic Plan community meeting will be November 9. Community members attending this meeting will have the opportunity to say how they would like to use the library. What kinds of programs do people see happening there? Results of these meetings will assist staff in designing space and future programs. In the Felton branch, inside library space will be designed to be flexible in order to easily respond to... read more

We passed Measure S — What’s Next?

Felton Library Friends Meeting When: Wednesday, September 21 2016  7:00-8:15 pm Where: Community Room, Felton Community Hall Hear from our new Library Director, Susan Nemitz, about the process of building a library and how the community can help; Learn about preliminary plans for both the building design and the outdoor education area; Get  involved with the planning process– contribute your ideas, talents and expertise. Felton Library Friends (FLF) invites you to attend its first meeting since the passage of the Measure S library facilities bond, which includes $10 million for the construction of a new Felton library.  It will be located next to the Post Office on Gushee Street and includes a one acre parcel across Bull Creek that will be dedicated to outdoor education. FLF will be working with the library system and the County agencies responsible for construction of the new branch and outdoor area to make this exciting new community resource a reality. Community involvement  will be critical to the process, and FLF encourages everyone to get involved.... read more
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