Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Fate of Felton Library To Be Determined
The Final Report of the Task Force formed in June 2010 to study and recommend service models to the Library Joint Powers Board proposes four options for the future of the Library System and only one of the four would retain Felton as a full fledged branch. In two of the models the Felton branch would be shut completely while a fourth option calls for a "library/community" partnership.
The Boulder Creek branch survives in three of the four models and would become a partnership in the fourth.
The report (available here) runs 117 pages and details each of the proposals with staffing and service levels as well as a benefits and risks statement associated with each.
Comments may be submitted through the Task Force Blog, through an online comment form, or they may be made directly to members of the Library Joint Powers Board.
Felton resident, Nancy Gerdt - a longtime member of the Felton Library Friends and Supervisor Mark Stone are two of nine members of the Library Joint Powers Board who will have to choose from the four proposals at meetings scheduled Monday, February 7, Monday February 14, and Monday February 28 (if needed). These meetings will be held at the Louden Nelson Community Center and are all scheduled for 6:30-8:30pm.
The Felton Library Friends website has a summary of the four proposals as well as information on how you can help support the Felton branch.