Attention library supporters! Next Tuesday, November 19th, at 7pm, the El Cerrito City Council will discuss Agenda Item 7A, “El Cerrito Plaza BART Transit Oriented Development (TOD),” which has to do with our new library.
Here’s an excerpt from the agenda packet on this action to be proposed:
“Action Proposed: 1) Receive a presentation regarding BART’s Transit Oriented Development process for El Cerrito Plaza BART, provide feedback on the draft TOD goals and objectives; and 2) Adopt a resolution authorizing evaluation of a potential library to be included for study in the Request for Qualifications, and support BART’s inclusion of Sustainable Access Studies and Strategies in the Request for Qualifications.”
To date, the El Cerrito Rotary Sip & Savor events have raised $36,000 over three years for the El Cerrito Library Foundation, to help fund programming and interiors for our new community library.
Sip & Savor will again feature fine purveyors of a dazzling array of sips, sweets and savory delights, including vintners, artisanal beer makers, spirit mixers, olive oil and balsamics, chocolate, cheese, and artisan bread.
Let your family and friends know about this event! The El Cerrito Library Foundation will be grateful for your support. Hope to see you at this year’s Sip & Savor!
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).
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!
Items in bold face are already available. Ask the Librarian for help to find it.
“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! Retrofitting 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) MANAGER TO HAVE OWN OFFICE (Thanks Heidi!) 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
A beautiful library, more comfortable chairs, quiet rooms, more magazines, gorgeous native landscaping that can be seen from inside, inspiring artwork from our community, and etc, etc!