Most of us living in San Benito County feel the effects of the increasing population and see many areas of the county services that are working hard to fulfill the needs of a growing population.
A group of citizens interested in having a new, larger, and better equipped library have been meeting to discuss how to make that new library a reality. The group is led by Susan Logue, and are referred to as the Future Library Community Cultural Center group. The group began the first of their past three meetings by discussing the needs of our community library.
We have a wonderful library with books, media, online courses, children's programs, literacy programs, passport services and so much more, but the library is just too small to serve this area. With the boom in the population and so many additional new homes being built, a new, larger library is required to serve our existing residents, as well as those now moving into the county. The members represent different parts of the county and have varying visions for our new library. What everyone seems to want in our new library is a facility large enough for the community to come together for events, media and book learning, and library programs. The new library should have enough room to meet the needs of our adults, teens, children, and seniors living in San Benito County. They see a facility with multi-ethnic uses and a display area to represent all of San Benito County.
Residents should not need to leave the county for these services.
Logue attended the Intergovernmental Meeting on Aug. 3 to ask for direction from the committee regarding funding, bond limits, and to receive support from the city, county, and our community leaders to progress and maintain interest in this endeavor. The Intergovernmental Committee will be establishing a TEL/library Task Force and we hope to be invited to participate in those meetings.
Meanwhile, we are continuing with our monthly meetings and our next one is on Aug. 19, 10 a.m. to noon in the Barbara Room at the library. We will be having a presentation by a local citizen, well versed in the library's history, present status, and future options will be discussed. All are welcome to attend.
Contact Susan Logue, firstname.lastname@example.org or 831-524-2638 for more information.
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