The unanimous decision of the County Board of Supervisors to place a one eighth of one percent sales tax on the November ballot to help fund the library didn’t start out with that strong backing. At the start of the campaign for additional funding there was very little supervisor support for the measure. Thanks, though, to tireless workers at the library, the Friends of the Library, the Library Advisory board, the City of Sonoma , our Library Commissioner and many more dedicated library users the Supervisors became aware of the importance of the library as a vital community resource.
If the sales tax measure passes this means that Monday library hours may return and with the possibility of additional increased hours. The supplemental library funding, some eight to ten million dollars each year, will also be able to provide enhanced programs for children and seniors plus many other benefits that will make the library become a more vibrant part of a digital age.
With a two-thirds majority required to pass the increase, the next step is to be sure that all of us, you, me and everyone you know, votes for the measure in November.
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The Sonoma Valley Friends of the Library are delighted to see Glen Weaver honored with the prestigious Jefferson Award for his work in establishing the Sonoma County Free Bookmobile What a long way he's come from when Dave Dobbins first met him and made sure he got books from the Friends book sale for his venture. A year later Glen, along with the Friends of the Library, stocked shelves at the Sonoma Valley Health center's waiting area. Last night KPIX Channel 5 news interviewed Glen where he told the story of how he started his non-profit by giving away free books to rural and under-served Sonoma Communities.
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