MISSION To meet the long term library needs of the Ferndale community by building a downtown information and education cen...
Fundraising Efforts to Date April 2010 $1.06 Million Gifts, Grants & Pledges to Whatcom Community Foundation $277,000 What...
Funding for Library Expansion Projects
National Statistics for Funding Sources
<ul><li>Public Library Services </li></ul><ul><li>Economic Development Contributions </li></ul><ul><li>Community Campaigns...
Burlington <ul><li>Growth   in  all  areas marked the first full year in the “new” Burlington Public Library. Circulation ...
<ul><li>Public Library Services </li></ul><ul><li>Economic Development Contributions </li></ul><ul><li>Access to technolog...
The New Middle Country Public Library <ul><li>The new library’s operating and capital expenditures resulted in increased o...
<ul><li>Public Library Services </li></ul><ul><li>Economic Development Contributions </li></ul><ul><li>Access to databases...
South Carolina <ul><li>The total direct and indirect return on investment for every $1 spent on the state's public librari...
<ul><li>Public Library Services </li></ul><ul><li>Economic Development Contributions </li></ul><ul><li>Downtown (often “ce...
Seattle, WA <ul><li>Visits to the new public library have increased King County tourism.  And, increased tourism of one pe...
For more information… <ul><li>www.newferndalelibrary.org </li></ul><ul><li>www.whatcomcf.org </li></ul><ul><li>The Foundat...
Sources <ul><li>Economic value of libraries . (2010). Retrieved from  http://www.ala.org/ala/issuesadvocacy/advocacy/advoc...
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  1. 1. MISSION To meet the long term library needs of the Ferndale community by building a downtown information and education center combining the warmth of a traditional library with state-of-the-art technology: A community living-room where everyone can read, learn, work, meet and grow. New Ferndale Library Project
  2. 2. Fundraising Efforts to Date April 2010 $1.06 Million Gifts, Grants & Pledges to Whatcom Community Foundation $277,000 Whatcom County Library System $1.5 Million City of Ferndale $2.837 Million
  3. 3. Funding for Library Expansion Projects
  4. 4. National Statistics for Funding Sources
  5. 5. <ul><li>Public Library Services </li></ul><ul><li>Economic Development Contributions </li></ul><ul><li>Community Campaigns </li></ul><ul><li>Baby Lap-Sit to PreK reading activities </li></ul><ul><li>Outreach to parents and caregivers </li></ul><ul><li>School readiness/academic success </li></ul><ul><li>Elevate awareness of the need to read early and often </li></ul><ul><li>Elevate levels of early literacy, expand learning resources </li></ul><ul><li>Elevate levels of early literacy, improve quality of child care </li></ul>A New Library Supports Economic Development with… Early Literacy
  6. 6. Burlington <ul><li>Growth in all areas marked the first full year in the “new” Burlington Public Library. Circulation grew a whopping 46% over the prior year, more than 2,500 new members signed up for library cards, and 5,300 people attended more than 175 library programs. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Public Library Services </li></ul><ul><li>Economic Development Contributions </li></ul><ul><li>Access to technology </li></ul><ul><li>Access to internet </li></ul><ul><li>Access to training </li></ul><ul><li>English language training </li></ul><ul><li>Adult literacy resources & services </li></ul><ul><li>Career skills workshops & resources </li></ul><ul><li>Expand quantity and competencies of local workforce, long-term community economic capacity </li></ul><ul><li>Expand employment aptitudes, competencies </li></ul><ul><li>Expand access to employment search and application opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Expand employment skills and opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Expand employment opportunities, economic sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>Provide support for career pathways, expand audiences/reach of agencies </li></ul>Workforce Development
  8. 8. The New Middle Country Public Library <ul><li>The new library’s operating and capital expenditures resulted in increased output, earnings and employment throughout Long Island but particularly in the local community. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Public Library Services </li></ul><ul><li>Economic Development Contributions </li></ul><ul><li>Access to databases and other resources </li></ul><ul><li>Technical assistance for start-ups and micro-enterprises </li></ul><ul><li>Technical assistance to existing businesses </li></ul><ul><li>Strengthen key local enterprise base and stimulate new job creation </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce cost for research and planning </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce costs & barriers to entering market, reduce failure rates, expand audience for local agencies involved in small business support, expand small business sector </li></ul><ul><li>Strengthen viable small business sector, expand reach & lower costs of local agencies with shared facilities & resources, increase clustering of enterprise for competitive advantage </li></ul>Small Business Support
  10. 10. South Carolina <ul><li>The total direct and indirect return on investment for every $1 spent on the state's public libraries by South Carolina state and local governments is $4.48 - nearly 350 %. </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Public Library Services </li></ul><ul><li>Economic Development Contributions </li></ul><ul><li>Downtown (often “central” or “main”) </li></ul><ul><li>Mixed-use, residential </li></ul><ul><li>Mall, commercial development </li></ul><ul><li>Joint-Use </li></ul><ul><li>Contribute to vibrant urban and suburban life </li></ul><ul><li>Anchor development, generate foot traffic, revitalize commercial and cultural activity </li></ul><ul><li>Provide amenity value, generate foot traffic, increase quality of life and safety </li></ul><ul><li>Generate traffic, but not sales competition, strengthens developer financing pro forma </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce development costs, generate synergy of consumers/service providers </li></ul>Physical Development
  12. 12. Seattle, WA <ul><li>Visits to the new public library have increased King County tourism.  And, increased tourism of one percent yields $1billion in new economic activity statewide over 25 years. </li></ul>
  13. 13. For more information… <ul><li>www.newferndalelibrary.org </li></ul><ul><li>www.whatcomcf.org </li></ul><ul><li>The Foundation’s New Ferndale Library Project Fund was established in 2006 with an extraordinary $1 million gift. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Sources <ul><li>Economic value of libraries . (2010). Retrieved from http://www.ala.org/ala/issuesadvocacy/advocacy/advocacyuniversity/toolkit/talkingpoints/economicvalue.cfm </li></ul><ul><li>Kamer,, Dr. P. M. (2006). The Economic value of the middle country public library in Suffolk County, New York.  Long Island Association, Inc. </li></ul><ul><li>Public library buildings 2008. (2010).  Library Journal , Retrieved from http://www.libraryjournal.com/info/CA6622885.html?q=library+buildings </li></ul><ul><li>The Urban Libraries Council. (2007).  Making cities stronger: public library contributions to local economic development . </li></ul>

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