2012 Measure A Community Update

Library patronsThe Marin County Free Library and the residents who visited our local branches are thankful to voters for strongly supporting Measure A in the June 2010 election. For the last year we have been working diligently to ensure that we fulfill Measure A's promise to voters.


Connecting with Reading

  • Increased access to millions of items through partnerships with Dominican University and Link+
  • Circulated over 1.7 million items with a budget of over $1 million


Engaging Our Community

  • Hired critical, long-vacant positions of Branch Managers and Teen Librarian
  • Collaborated with Bolinas Stinson Beach Library Improvement Society to expand hours at the Bolinas and Stinson Beach libraries


Rethinking Our Spaces for Better Community Use

  • Purchased new hybrid Bookmobile
  • Completed required accessibility improvements to the Fairfax Library bathrooms and Novato courtyard
  • Planning and design work underway on functional renovations for the Civic Center, Corte Madera, Fairfax, Marin City and Novato libraries


Improving the Customer Experience

  • Rollout of improved website and increased social media presence
  • Began offering more high demand items with the new "Lucky Day" collection and circulating Nooks


Focusing on Services for Youth

  • Offered 1,360 children and teen programs with 38,884 attendees
  • Increased children's book budget by over 25%


 

2011 Measure A Community Update

Library PatronsThe Marin County Free Library and the residents who visited our local branches more than one million times last year are thankful to voters for strongly supporting Measure A in the June 2010 election. For the last year we have been working diligently to ensure that we fulfill Measure A's promise to voters.


Connecting with Reading

  • Enhanced digital collections
  • Community-based summer reading programs for children, teens and adults


Engaging Our Community

  • Working closely with organizations and businesses
  • Volunteers making a difference at the Library


Rethinking Our Spaces for Better Community Use

  • Completed accessibility projects at Corte Madera, Fairfax and Novato
  • New teen spaces at the Fairfax and Novato libraries


Improving the Customer Experience

  • Technology when you want it and people when you need them
  • Restored materials budget to over $1 million


Focusing on Services for Youth

  • Expanded early literacy programs for ages 0-5 years
  • Provided library services to remote locations such as the West Marin ranches