Community Liaison Contact: Carol Van Baalen
FROM THE DECEMBER DIRECTOR’S REPORT
KCLS has begun piloting the sale and circulation of reusable book bags at libraries in the Kent and Bellevue clusters and patron response has been positive.
KCLS will participate in a community-wide count of homeless teens on January 24, 2013. The King County Housing Authority, which is the lead agency, conducts a count of homeless people every January but the count has never identified how many teens are included.
Two new KCLS Mobile Learning Labs are scheduled for delivery in December. The other two vehicles should arrive by early January. The vehicles will house technology and collections that target students, English language learners and adult audiences. Service is scheduled to start in March 2013.
There was a very good turnout for the Enumclaw Library open house on Saturday, December 1. Mayor Liz Reynolds, City Council members and all five Library Advisory Board members were on hand for the celebration and the Library was filled with local patrons who seemed pleased with the recent interior refurbishment. Based on renewed interest in the Library, the Mayor and others talked about the idea of developing a community center or senior housing facility in proximity to the Library.
KCLS received word that Robert Spitzer’s reappointment to the KCLS Board of Trustees is expected to be signed off by the King County Executive on December 11. The appointment is effective 30 days later which will allow the Board to start the year with all seats filled.
KCLS CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN PROJECTS
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The next Finance Committee Meeting takes place on Tuesday, January 29, 4pm at the Service Center.
The next KCLS Board of Trustees Meeting takes place on Tuesday, January 29, 5pm at the Service Center.