A local third-grader recently raised money from her lemonade stand and sent the money to the foundation, along with a very nice drawing of a book.
The revised joint powers agreement covering the library system now includes a provision that allows each of our libraries to raise funds for increases in service hours. The foundation supports the concept of community-funded library access, through donor-based fundraising or local tax measures, so long as that funding is applied equitably throughout the county system.
The foundation is in a unique position to gather and disburse private funds on a countywide basis and is ready to be a key partner in the efforts to enhance library access and services throughout Sonoma County.
<i>Jenni Klose is president of the Sonoma County Public Library Foundation. David Ebright is vice president.</i>