The following information is from today’s El Cerrito City Manager’s Update – June 2023. The City is asking for information on the El Cerrito Library: “Tell us what you think! What are your priorities for a new library space?” Please visit the website to take a short survey at el-cerrito.org/library.
El Cerrito Library Needs
Built in 1948, the El Cerrito Library is outdated and bursting at the seams. When school gets out, the El Cerrito Library is packed with school children. Space is limited for books, programs, and people – these constraints bring the library to a virtual standstill when youth use the library after school.
Library programs for children and teens, including homework help and reading resources, are critical to providing our students with the resources they need. The El Cerrito Library is simply overcrowded, and too small for what our community needs.
The City of El Cerrito is considering a ballot measure for a new library that could provide updated facilities and space that will allow more after-school programs for youth and children, an expanded collection, additional seating and public computers, group study areas, and community meeting rooms – all of which are important.
Any measure would be budget stable and will continue the high standards in El Cerrito for fiscal accountability and transparency by requiring that any money generated must be spent only on library priorities, and not for any other purpose.
Tell us what you think! What are your priorities for a new library space? Visit the website to take a short survey at el-cerrito.org/library.
Free monthly presentations for Seniors
FREE monthly presentations for Seniors are held at the El Cerrito Community Center. Presenters share information on a variety of topics. Upcoming presentations include Library Programs and Resources for Seniors on Wednesday, July 26th from 1pm-2pm.