To all Felton Library Friends,
Thank you to all who attended the Joint Powers Board meetings, spoke passionately and articulately, and wrote letters in support of keeping the Felton and other smaller branches open—together we made a difference!
The Library Joint Powers Board voted at their meeting Monday to not choose Model C or Model D, and to instead establish a subcommittee to craft a compromise proposal that incorporates elements of all models. We are hopeful that the bottom line will include keeping a 10-branch system. The Board will consider the compromise recommendation at their meeting on March 7.
For information about this decision, the Santa Cruz Sentinel has continued to provide excellent coverage:
Library Board Postpones Vote
City-County Libraries Seek New Game Plan
As We See It: Library Delay Right Call
In the meantime, letters to members of the subcommittee and the Board in general are still strongly encouraged. Talking points related to the saving of small branches are at www.feltonlibraryfriends.org. In addition, you may wish to thank Board members for delaying the vote and being open to finding solution that keeps branches open.
Never underestimate the power of a few committed people to change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. — Margaret Mead