City Council to Hear Report About Local Libraries

Library officials will brief city leaders on goals for the coming year, what progress they made this past year and discuss the overall state of the two library branches in San Ramon.

Did you know that the Dougherty Station Library is one of the busiest in Contra Costa County? And the one on Market Place is the second-busiest?

Or that the San Ramon and Dougherty Valley libraries combined saw the highest number of children completing summer reading programs in the county?

Or that in this past school year, San Ramon libraries spoke to more than 5,100 local school kids to promote the benefits of reading?

Those are a few highlights from an annual report the city's Library Advisory Committee will present to City Council members Tuesday night.

Other highlights from the report

  • In 2010, more than 6,200 people participated in book discussion clubs, career workshops or some other educational program at one of San Ramon's libraries.
  • In that same year, 389 volunteers worked a combined 7,765 hours at one of those two libraries.

Goals for the year ahead, as outlined in the report

  • The committee wants to create a new teen and jazz section at the San Ramon Branch Library.
  • The committee wants to team up with San Ramon's Arts Advisory Committee to discuss ways to promote literary arts in town.
  • There's talk of creating a new website just for San Ramon libraries to promote its services.

The entire report is attached. Click the PDF to read it. And if you plan to attend the City Council meeting, it starts at 7 p.m. and takes place at City Hall, 2222 Camino Ramon.


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