Felton Library Friends Meeting Notes
January 27, 2023, 3:30-4:45
Felton Library Community Room
Facilitator: Jenn Mount Notetaker: Diane McCormick
Attendees: Nancy, Moana, Jenn, Michele, Diane, Marilyn, Beth, Donna, Valerie
Welcome and introductions.
Opening Question: What’s one thing you would like FLF to accomplish this year?
Business Network - Community Based Program
Grow Leadership Team, Exploring new members
Teen Room complete
Discovery Park filled out in some of the undeveloped areas
Use the Community Room more
Quail Hollow Ranch / Felton Discovery Park - programming coordination
Another Art Program to pull the community into the building
Review agenda. Any additions?
Beth Algren - Introductions. Long term resident. Looking for new volunteer opps. Interests include: baking, hiking, gardening.
The Library World
Library Advisory Commission Jenn
Library System’s Strategic Plan - especially DEI
DEI - How to incorporate on a local level. Learn how we can understand the demographic? How can we attract the diverse populations who may not be using the library?
Donna mentioned that VWC used to distribute Kindergarten bags and library card apps
Is the Advisory Board itself diverse?
Opp for new board members as of April~ Likely a two year term
What’s happening in the system and at the Felton Branch? Phil and/orJackie couldn’t attend
- FEMA is here for a few weeks
- Jackie has taken on the teen group
- Board Retreat. Jenn will be our rep.
- OCR - Book: Mary Coin.
- Feb 25, 2:30pm - Volunteers
- Refreshments: Cuc Water. Baked Goods - Diane to coordinate Refreshments & Volunteer list. Send out Google Doc List.
Michele has supplies: Cups, etc.
Who to Volunteer for Set up.
FLF Reports and Goals for 2023
Treasurer’s report Michele
$86k+. IN 20222,, over $6k in donations. Book Cart $2.5K. Comm Foundation: $91K
Park Team Nancy
Park Team: Michele, Jenn, Valerie, Donna, Marilyn
Once a month weeding and clean up (usually 1st Sat of the month)
Next Mtg Jan 28 - assess storm damage
Idea: Community Loom - public collaborative weaving
Improvements team Diane
Review protocols for tracking Friends purchases with Bruce--Yolande
Investigate options for bookshelves for Teen Room-Laura
Investigate replacing sliding closet door with locking option-Laura
Confirm tha John Fasolas of Running Electric is on county-approved list-Laura
Consider moving couch and chair with print upholstery to another branch-Laura
Order plexi display holders for slat walls.
Resend email with specifics for ordering plexi holders for slat walls-Phil
Get input from teens on lighting-Jackie
Send specifics on podium to Laura for approval-Jackie
Review signage systems and nonfiction areas for test-Jackie and Phil
Assist with signage as requested-Nancy
Get specifics and send requested purchases to Laura and Yolande for purchase with SCPL funds to be reimbursed by FLF-Michele
Meet with Discover Books rep to discuss possibility of book bin--Michele and Nancy
Community-led Learning Nancy
Move the events to 2 hours
Feb: Travel Sketching. (watch for sign up)
SLV Water: Challenges and Opportunities. Also a tour of the Kirby St. plant
Dahlia planting workshop
Seed planting with Renee Shepherd
Our Community Reads event February 25 Refreshments All
Diane to send out sign up sheet for set up and snack/waters
Land acknowledgment statement Marilyn
- Feedback from the Tribal Contacts
- Editing underway
- Options for use:
- Library and Park plaques
- Discuss with the Facilities Team how to post (plaque)
Book Cart support needed Michele
Need more books!
Email FLF and can coordinate book drops
Valerie can help with book cart supplies in first half of February
Modify Donations signage, to direct to FLF. (talk to staff)
Consider further discussion on book sales.
SCPL Request to FSCPL for funding laptops for use in STEAM programs: $22k
STEAM programming - Would we want to contribute?
$2.2k - Marilyn motion, Moana seconded. Motion passed unanamously
Donna: Note: County Parks
Committee formed to make a update to the Strategic Plan
Will include 2 community meetings.
Donna to bring needs of Discovery Park and Qual Hollow.
Next meeting. February 24, 3:30-4:45