Camano Island library project continues
The Sno-Isle Libraries Board of Trustees voted last week to continue operation of the Camano Island Library Project, accepting a $5,000 per year pledge of community support from the Camano Island Library Friends.
This decision extends library services for the pilot project until a bond measure is brought forward to voters or for a period of three years, whichever comes first.
Members of the Camano Island Library Friends came before the Board of Trustees in January to request a continuation of the Camano Island Library project until a funding measure for a permanent library can be placed on the ballot. The Friends also committed $5,000 per yea as a pledge of community support for the library, until that time.
“It is gratifying to see the community’s enthusiasm and commitment for the library on Camano Island,” said Jacquelyn De- Fazio, chair of the Sno-Isle Libraries board. “The Board of Trustees thanks you for matching your desire for continued library service with demonstrated support to keep that service on the Island until voters have an opportunity to make it permanent.”
“Camano Island residents are clearly enjoying their library,” says Jonalyn Woolf-Ivory, Sno-Isle director, referring to library statistics on activity at the Camano Island Library. “We’ve seen close to 300,000 items borrowed over the last two years. And that is remarkable, given Camano Island has around 15,000 residents. So the board’s decision ensures the library services they enjoy will continue until the time is right to place the question of a permanent library on the ballot.”