Update on Services:
Your Librarian, Nancy Giddens
Copyright Friends of the Calaveras County Library
Update on Angels Camp Branch:
The City of Angels Camp has agreed to continue their support for this library branch by giving annually $11,700.00 to help pay rent for the facility currently used there. We represented the library at two city meetings: once to make our request, and once during public comment with additional information (for encouragement).
I have submitted a plan and proposal to County Administration for adding $10,800.00 to supplement the above amount, to cover the cost of moving into a new, larger space. While their response has been positive, it is not yet known if the County has the money to provide for this plan.
Update on Staffing:
In the meantime, the Angels Camp FOTL is polling members to ascertain willingness to donate money for furnishing that will be needed. We hope that a demonstration of support from the City and from the Friends of the Library will encourage the County to contribute a share of the rent. (The County already pays for staff, utilities, communication, delivery, and will pay provider costs for broadband for the Angels Camp branch - a total of around $30,000.00 from the General Fund. The State Library is also giving $15,000.00 for the broadband project - this is certainly a joint effort!