52 Dreams for a new Library

At our booth at the July the 4th City of El Cerrito/OneWorld festival, we collected dreams for our new library. We asked booth visitors “What are you dreaming for our new library?” They shared their thoughts on colored Post-Its and posted them on our large display poster (see below).

A list of the “52 dreams” is below. 

Please share your dreams for our new library, too! Send them to info@eclibraryfoundation.org and we’ll add them to this list.

All day we handed out 582 of our traditional little green stickers “I support a new library in El Cerrito.” If you missed yours this year, be sure to drop by next year!

52 dreams

“I’m dreaming of purple butterflies” Lena, age 4
A new building
Comfortable outdoor reading space. And Meditation Yoga
Include Senior Center and create a multi-age facility that will be good for all; Kids, parents & grandparents. Put it at a central location near existing Community Center.
Conference meeting rooms
Staff work area & break room
A wonderful light filled reading room with views of trees
Combine with a new Senior Center and Rec Center
Poetry events
Book clubs for the classics
“Picture of a Rocket ship” from Owen
Lending Library for tools and household stuff
More books!
Jewish Book Club
More Newberys
A soft landing for books & DVDs @ bottom of “Return Book” slot: A large shelf for Link-Plus: A comfy staff room
Show historical movies and documentaries
Upgrades & more books!
Free/discounted books for teachers
Computer learning lab
Art resources
A café with comfortable reading chairs & tables serving Well Grounded coffee!
A new Café
Books, a cow, and a silly person
More graphic novels
More books, especially science fiction
A coffee/tea shop; A safe gathering place.
More language Programs & College workshops
Clean & bright restrooms
Local history pictures like the Pinole Library
Recently published children’s books
A history room
Tool lending
Climate Change information center
A felt board for little kids
Art reading corner and book shelves
A kids reading space
More story Time!
Bigger, Better,& Upgraded, PLEASE!!!!!
Modern Computer lab
A new “State-of-the-art-Library”
Weekly “Cubing’ Club (Rubix Cubes)
More movies based on books
Expanded, cozy kids space for chapter book reading, grades 2+
Better computers, more books, bigger space
LOVE EC Library! More Books, Book Club/s, Tool lending, Thank you!
Great family events
“New Arrivals” section
An app to access electronically
A “Young Librarians” program sp we “whippersnappers” can learn what it really means to be a librarian; what it really means to be the guardian of stories.


More Bilingual Story time for all children 2-8 years old,coming from all over