Thursday, February 18, 2010
Friday, February 12, 2010
That is 36,000 additional dollars for the Library's budget for fiscal year 2010-2011.
We are thrilled with this response, and we still have a long ways to go to reach our goal of $250,000. That is the amount needed to increase library hours for next fiscal year. (City Administration has indicated their intent to maintain current funding of $400,000 for next fiscal year.)
At the recent Library Summit, there were numerous ideas for long-term fundraising, including another ballot measure, and starting a foundation. The Fund Our Library Campaign is short-term fundraising - to keep the Library open while long-term funding is established.
The Fund Our Library Campaign is not just for PG residents. Anyone and everyone can make a contribution of any amount. And if you know of anyone or any organization that might be willing to make a matching grant, please let us know!
Every penny contributed to the Fund Our Library Campaign will be used for the Library, and only for the Library. Donors have the option of specifying if they would like their contribution to be used for: operating expenses; books, CDs and DVDs; or “greatest need.”
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
By popular demand, Laurie Gibson returns to offer her insightful workshop. In addition to describing the step-by-step process of how a manuscript becomes a printed book, Laurie will share some practical tips to help writers improve their chances of getting published.
Friends of the Pacific Grove Library
Saturday, February 6, 2010
Attendees had to choose between inspiring sessions such as:
- Putting another Library Measure on the ballot.
- Creating a Library Foundation for long-term fundraising.
- Grassfoots fundraising ideas that can begin now.
- Creating more visibility for the Library.
- Consolidation of all libraries in Monterey County.
- Envisioning the Ideal Library for PG and the Future.
- "Who is Us?" - identifying the people, in PG & beyond, who use the Library.
- Creating a tactical plan to implement identified goals.
The Museum was humming with enthusiasm, creativity, expertise and ideas. As one young advocate shared during closing comments, "With all these ideas and all these people who care, I'm sure the Library will stay open. I'm not going to let it close."
Stay tuned for more comments and reports from the Summit, as well as opportunities to get involved!
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Almost every day we get questions and comments like these.
A status quo budget is being recommended by City administrators for next year, (FY 2010-2011). However our Library is at risk.
Please join us to discuss:
How can we make the Pacific Grove Public Library the ideal library to serve the citizens of Pacific Grove, and how can we obtain sustainable funding for its future?