2016 ACCOMPLISHMENTS
 
Replaced and refurbished 21-year-old seating in the Library.  The Adult and Children’s sections of the Library have 83 new chairs.  Benches and couches have been reupholstered.

Purchased an additional AWE computer and carrel; AWE computers are designed specifically for our patrons aged 2 – 8 with over 4,000 interactive learning activities focused on early literacy.

Sponsored the Summer Reading Program for children and teens.  This program helps students sustain and/or improve their reading levels over the summer months.  Approximately 800-1000 attendees.

Contributed to the expansion of the Library’s collection of books, reference materials and books on CD.
Sponsored the holiday Giving Tree which provided 100 new books for the Library.

2017 ACCOMPLISHMENTS
 
Purchased 10 new lounge/reading chairs for adult seating.
Created a study room within the Library with tables, chairs, and whiteboard.
Continued with an expansion of the Library collection in all formats including the Spanish language collection, updated reference resources and popular material for the Library and the Study Center.
Procured I pads for the Library and Study Center.
Purchased new software to streamline the management and marketing of new programs.  This software will provide an efficient way to communicate all Library activities with our community.  It replaces the no longer in print Activity Guide.
Sponsored the Summer Reading Program.
In May, held a winemaker’s dinner fundraiser at Calcareous Vineyard and Winery.
Recruited three new members to the Foundation Board of Directors.
Hosted Open House to celebrate the Foundation’s 20th anniversary and the Library’s 22nd anniversary in its present location.
Sponsored the holiday Giving Tree which provided 100 new books for the Library.
Hosted event to celebrate the completion of the RFID tagging project.

2018 GOALS
 
Approved funding for the acquisition of 4 RFID stations
Approved funding for new furnishings for the Story Hour Room
Approved funding for new furnishings for the Study Center
Approved funding for new staff chairs
Approved funding for the continuation of the Online Calendar software
Approved funding for the Summer Reading Program and Little Bits Circuits
Approved funding for the expansion of the Library’s collection
Host spring fundraiser winemaker’s dinner
Continue recruitment efforts for new members for the Board of Directors


 

Approved funding for new staff chairs

Thanks to the Foundation and funds provided by our donors, every service point and workroom chair has been replaced. Some of these chairs dated back to 1995 when the Library opened! Without the continued and generous support of our community, these types of improvements would not be possible. THANK YOU PASO ROBLES LIBRARY SUPPORTERS! #PasoLibraryFoundation #NewChairs#Donors #Thanks

Funded 2016

With major funding from the Helen and Will Webster Foundation, replaced and refurbished 21 year-old seating in the Library. The Adult and Children’s sections of the library have 83 new chairs.  Benches and couches have been reupholstered.
Purchased an additional AWE computer and carrel.  AWE computers are designed specifically for our patrons aged 2 – 8 with over 4,000 interactive learning activities focused on early literacy.