Our Mission is to support the efforts to construct a new library building for residents of Mount Vernon and the region.
NEXT MEETING: The next board meetings will be held Monday, August 8, 2016 and Monday, September 8 at 5:30 pm at the Skagit Foundation Building, 1003 Cleveland St. Visitors welcome to attend.
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The Foundation and the City Council Committee have had several meetings recently. Lots of good ideas were shared, and there is strong interest in moving forward. The Foundation will look at costs for a funding feasibility study and library staff will work on minimum square footage for a new building. There is discussion with the school district regarding a possible partnership location.
We believe strongly that a good library is an essential public service. In 2014 SHKS Consultants completed a Needs Assessment Study. The final report is available here. (Note this is a large file and takes a while to open.) City of Mount Vernon is currently gathering input for their comprehensive plan. We encourage you to add comments about a new library in the Survey.
Officers of our Board of Directors:
Marija Anderson, President
Peter Goldfarb, Vice-President
Cheri Relyea, Secretary
Chuck Smith, Treasurer
Directors at Large:
Honorary Director Harold Page
Regular board meetings are held on the second Monday of the month at 5:30 pm. The next annual membership meeting will be held January, 2017.