West Sacramento Friends of the Library
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Programs

Description
Collection Development - West Sacramento Friends of the Library (WSFOL) provides financial support to increase the general collections of the library (books, magazines, media, and audio books) as well as specialized collections based on the needs of the community. For example, the WSFOL supported the development of a Braille collection and provides continuing support for expanded ebook access through Overdrive.

The WSFOL also funded a Lucky Day Collection that includes new popular books customers can check out if they are 'lucky' and find the title they want on the Lucky Day Collection shelf. This is a new program and will be evaluated based on the number of items circulated and customer feedback.
Budget
$8,500
Program Successes
An increase in circulation of materials.
Description
Art and Music - WSFOL provides supplies and stipends to presenters for art and music workshops and presentations for all ages. These activities are often multicultural. Examples of offerings are: Origami Art; Magical Mary; Ohana Dance Group; Instrument Buffet; Catch a Beat; and two hands-on printmaking workshops.
Budget
$3,500
Program Successes
Increased attendance at events held throughout the year.
Description
The Summer Reading Program is designed to encourage people of all ages to read during the summer months. This year WSFOL provided significant funding to give a prizes to each participant who read 5 books. Throughout the summer, participants submitted forms listing titles they had read for a chance to win a bigger prize. With the encouragement of the library staff, about 5,000 people of all ages signed up to participate in the 2016 Summer Reading Program. This number represents the highest participation in the library's history. WSFOL also supported a series of programs to encourage interest in reading including.
Budget
$1,900
Program Successes
Increased participation and feedback from customers.