Share your voice
What are your ideas and dreams when you envision a new library building in Olympia?
Last year the Friends of the Olympia Library launched the ongoing effort to raise funds for a new library.
Share your thoughts by joining the Friends of the Olympia Library for an interactive discussion. Cheryl Heywood, public services director for Timberland Regional Library will kick-off the program and Mary Belz, President of the Olympia Friends group, will moderate the discussion.
So far the Friends have dedicated 10 percent of the proceeds from the on-going book sale shelves in the library, plus the entire proceeds of a paperback book sale, to the fund.
More than 15 years ago the majority of voters in and around Olympia approved the building of a new larger and more modern downtown library. Unfortunately, the measure to fund the new library needed 60 percent and the goal of a new library has been on the back burner since.
In 2007 a survey funded by the Timberland Library District found broad support for a new library in. Sixty percent agreed that the current library would outgrow its current location in 10 years. Also, more than 75 percent of respondents said they supported a new downtown library along with a westside branch.
WHAT Ideas for a new library forum
Hosted by the Friends of the Olympia Library
WHERE Olympia Timberland Library
313 8th Avenue SE, Olympia
WHEN Thursday, June 7
7:30 to 8:30 p.m.