First a Dream: A Community Builds a Library
Jo Ann RidleyISBN: 156550089X;
This wonderful narrative recounts the history of the libraries on the Tiburon Peninsula and the ten years of dedicated work by visionaries who saw the building of the new library as a necessary element for the community. Aside from fund-raising, volunteers committed long hours to locating a site, choosing an architectural firm, drawing up wish lists, conducting a national search for a library director, ensuring that the children?s room be a happy place and user friendly, and learning of future Internet connection systems, all while keeping the donating public excited with the progress by publishing a newsletter, now used to inform the public of the library?s book additions, news, and programs. The result is a warm and charming, as well as state of the art, building that was built with generous donations, fund-raisers as simple as bake stands and as elegant as catered dinners, and committees composed of citizens who used all of their professional and social skills to...
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