Camano Island Library Pilot Project Blog

Friday, February 12, 2010

Why are the Friends Holding an Auction?

The Camano Island Library Pilot Project is so called because initially we were only funded for 3 years, with our lease due to run out at the end of June 2010. The plan was to gauge interest in the Camano community for a permanent facility, to be funded by a library bond measure. We would have run a bond campaign before now, but the economy took a nosedive and it seemed the time wasn't right. Our Friends group worked out an agreement with the Sno-Isle Board to extend our lease until such time as a successful bond is passed. Part of that agreement is a promise that the Friends will raise at least $20,000 a year to help offset the cost of the lease. Thus, "Reading Between the Vines" a dinner and auction 5 PM Saturday March 20 at the Camano Island Community & Senior Center to benefit the Camano Island Library. Tickets on sale now, and you can view the auction items they've collected so far here.