In March, the Mill Valley Library Foundation approved $57,000 in new funding for the Library’s 2013-14 fiscal year. Since the relaunch of the Foundation in 2010, it has now provided nearly $170,000 in funding to the Library that was not previously available.
The Foundation supports a wide variety of Library initiatives. It has been the lead source of funds for the First Friday series of adult events as well as for the children’s Wednesdays-on-Stage programs that take place during the summer. The Foundation funds teen programs throughout the year, like creative writing workshops and late night study halls. Another area where the Foundation provides critical funding is technology: the e-reader and e-book initiative have been primarily funded by the Foundation. This year and in 2012, the Foundation has also funded a new, state of the art computer lab as well as classes and workshops.
For a breakdown of Foundation funding over the past 3 years, please read further here.