Here’s a few updates of recent happenings related to the Friends. I especially draw your attention to the first item–a discussion of enlarging our library at the upcoming City Council Meeting on Tuesday, May 3rd:
Expanded Library Proposed (Tuesday May 3rd, 7:30pm, Council Chambers)
Working in conjunction with the County of Los Angeles, Temple City will be considering an enlarged and improved development of the existing library. City Council will be discussing this as Item 10 of their Agenda at their Regular Meeting on May 3, 2016 (Tuesday).
As FOL Members, I encourage you to attend, listen to the ideas presented, and voice your support. The meeting begins at 7:30pm in the Council Chambers at 5938 Kauffman. Item 10 comes midway through the meeting, but you might decide for the whole thing as they’re pretty interesting. (You can always bring a book!)
County Matching Grant Awarded to Friends of the Temple City Library
At the County-Wide Friends Exchange held this past weekend, the Temple City Friends were awarded a $1000 check for their $2000 program to launch a Beginning Reading Project in conjunction with local schools.
As part of the program, we’ll be re-stocking the Children’s Section of the Library with upgraded books and learning materials. The check was presented in front of Friends’ representatives and Librarians from all over the County.
Library Manager Jing Li, Treasurer Kathryn Bradley, Vice-President Sam Kho, and President Munir Bhatti were on hand to accept the awarded grant and to say thanks for the generosity of the LA County Library Foundation. Special thanks goes to Children’s Librarian Xuemin Zhong who crafted much of the proposal.
County-Wide Book Sale a Success
Our County-Wide Book Sale held on April 9 was a success! While not helping me finish my taxes, it did sell arm-loads of books and spur several people to join the Friends. Thanks for everyone who helped run the event, especially our hard-working and fun-loving volunteers. Please join me in thanking Edna Jukofsky, Emily Wisneski, Phil Mendel and our teen volunteers who helped with the sale. Way to go, team!