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File #: 19-0008   
Type: Report to Board/Commission Status: Passed
Meeting Body: Board of Library Trustees
On agenda: 6/3/2019
Title: Recommend that the City Council Approve and Authorize the City Manager to Execute an Amended and Restated Agreement Between the City of Sunnyvale and the Friends of the Sunnyvale Public Library.
Attachments: 1. Hold for Council, 2. Amended Friends Agreement
REPORT TO BOARD OF LIBRARY TRUSTEES
SUBJECT
Title
Recommend that the City Council Approve and Authorize the City Manager to Execute an Amended and Restated Agreement Between the City of Sunnyvale and the Friends of the Sunnyvale Public Library.


BACKGROUND
Since FY 2004/05, there has been an agreement between the City of Sunnyvale and the Friends of the Sunnyvale Public Library (Friends). Prior to FY 2004/05, the Friends was a co-sponsored group and a contributor to the Library for more than 20 years. The group has tax-exempt status under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code. The purpose of the organization is to focus public attention on library services, facilities, and needs; and to stimulate gifts of books, magazines, desirable collections, endowments, and bequests. The Friends raise and expend private funds for the purpose of enhancing City funding for programs, services, and operations of the Library as requested by Library staff. The Friends also serve as advocates and assist with programs for the public and other events as requested by Library staff.

The City Council is scheduled to consider this item on June 25, 2019. The current agreement with the Friends expires on June 30, 2019.

EXISTING POLICY
Partnering with groups in the community to enhance library services, programs and materials to serve the public is supported by the following City goals and policies:

General Plan, Chapter 4 - Community Character
Goal CC-7: Maintain library facility and purchase materials that are easily obtainable and appropriate based on changing community needs

Policy CC-7.2: Maintain a full service library adequate to meet community needs

Goal CC-8: Provide a broad and diverse collection of books and other materials to meet the varied interests and needs of the community

Policy CC-8.1: Provide a collection of materials in print, audiovisual and electronic formats in support of all library services

Policy CC-8.2: Give high priority to the followin...

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