Thursday, April 14, 2011

Our Busy Library Community

(Click LINKS at right for more info)

   "Food for fines" week ends Saturday April 16Th!

Atascadero and Nipomo
   Silent Auctions monthly at the libraries

Atascadero FOL
Saturday, April 30th, 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM
   Central Coast Children's Classic, Portola Inn, Atascadero
   Tickets at the library, or call (805) 462-9221
Saturday, May 7th, 10 AM to 2 PM
   Secret Gardens Tour, San Marcos Ridge, Atascadero
   Tickets at the library, or call (805) 461-1755

Cambria FOL
Friday, May 6, 4pm to 6:30pm

Saturday, May 7, 9am to 2pm

   Book sale

Los Osos FOL
Saturday, April 23
   Easter Egg Hunt at the Community Center - Storytime provided by the library
Thursday, April 28
   Celebrate National Poetry Month with "Poets on the Edge" 
   Featured Poets at 6:30. Open Mic at 7:30.

Morro Bay FOL
Saturday, May 14
   Book Sale

Paso Robles
Wednesday, May 4, 3:00pm-6:00pm
    Entries due for BrushMarks juried art exhibit for North County Teens
    Winners will be displayed in the Library during May.

Literacy Council
Saturday June 4, 7pm
   Wine, Wit and Words: A FUNd-raising  Spellling Bee for Grown-Ups
   Monday Club, San Luis Obispo

Task Force Report

In case you've not yet seen the report of the joint Friends-Foundation-Literacy Task Force that met recently to tackle our collective response to the state's library budget crisis, here's a quick summary.  (Some of you saw the report at the March 29 Friends Presidents Council meeting, but several were not able to attend. I've also emailed it to all the Friends presidents and to the Literacy Council.)
    The Task Force (which included four FOL presidents/past presidents) came up with four key suggestions for collaboration among those of us in San Luis Obispo County who love our libraries:
    (1)  Mount a public relations campaign to promote libraries widely in the community.
    (2)  Select, from a proposed list, a few short "slogans" we can use to promote libraries. 
    (3)  Develop a program of "Information Literacy" as a vehicle to expand library outreach.
    (4)  Bring representatives from each Friends group and the Literacy Council onto the Foundation Board to facilitate greater collaboration.
    How can we work together to save our libraries?