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CCCL Meeting_March 12

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CCCL Meeting_March 12

  1. 1. CCCL Meeting March 12, 2009 The March CCCL meeting included talking points that included: a) Knowledge Pass Project, b) Revitalizing Library Newsletters, c) Expanding our Friends Groups, and e) Budget Reductions 2009/10. a) Knowledge Pass Project Project Knowledge Pass Project (KPPP) was proposed by Don Tatzin Mayor of Lafayette. The KPP concept relies on libraries to secure membership passes to leading cultural institutions in the Bay Area and then lend passes out to their patrons for single ay visits. The KPP will provide library patrons with a free or reduced rate of admissions to following attractions: Berkeley Art Museum Blackhawk Auto Museum California Academy of Science Chabot Space and Science Center Lawrence Hall of Science Lindsay Wildlife Museum Museum of Asian art Oakland Museum Oakland Zoo San Francisco Zoo The Exploratorium The Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco The proposed project for Contra Costa Libraries is to raise $15, 000. The 15K along with a pre-existing grant match of $15,000 will purchase 100 passes that will be circulated among the Contra Costa Libraries. The board agreed that although the project sounds promising, the cost may more than the libraries can afford in these tough economic times. We would like to hear from all the Friends of the library so we can make a decision to present to the May 28th meeting. b) Revitalizing Library Newsletters c) Expanding our Friends Groups Many of the Libraries expressed their concerns for the decline in library funds and the decrease in friend’s members. Some libraries have revitalized their newsletter and are looking into way of obtaining new friends. I have tried to address this in the Brentwood library by posting a group for the friends on Linkedin. Let’s explore options on how to reach prospective new members by
  2. 2. such as, the unemployed and reintroducing our new library once it opens to all the members of the community. d) Budget Reductions 2009/10 Review CCCL 2009/10 Budget Reductions

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