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File #: 13-0218    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 2/26/2013 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 4/23/2013 Final action: 4/23/2013
Title: Library recommending the Board consider the following: 1) Acceptance of funding totaling $17,000 from the California State Library for the purchase of books and supplies to establish an educational resource center, and to create an online site to share early literacy resources with libraries throughout the state; 2) Authorize the Chair to sign the Financial Claim and Grant Award Certification requesting grant funding; and 3) Authorize the Chair to sign a budget transfer increasing revenues and appropriations by $17,000 as a result of the acceptance of this funding. (4/5 vote required) FUNDING: Library Services and Technology Act funding administered by the California State Library.
Attachments: 1. A - Application.pdf, 2. B - Award Letter.pdf, 3. C - Financial Claim 4-23-13.pdf, 4. D - Certification 4-23-13.pdf, 5. E - Budget Transfer LSTA Grant 4-23-13.pdf, 6. F - Blue Route LSTA Grant 4-23-13.pdf, 7. Executed Certification.PDF, 8. Executed Financial Claim.PDF
Title
Library recommending the Board consider the following:
1) Acceptance of funding totaling $17,000 from the California State Library for the purchase of books and supplies to establish an educational resource center, and to create an online site to share early literacy resources with libraries throughout the state;
2) Authorize the Chair to sign the Financial Claim and Grant Award Certification requesting grant funding; and
3) Authorize the Chair to sign a budget transfer increasing revenues and appropriations by $17,000 as a result of the acceptance of this funding. (4/5 vote required)

FUNDING: Library Services and Technology Act funding administered by the California State Library.
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BUDGET SUMMARY:
Total Estimated Cost…………… $ 17,000

Budgeted…………………………
New Funding……………………. $ 17,000
Savings…………………………
Other……………………………
Total Funding Available…………

Change To Net County Cost…… $ 17,000

Fiscal Impact/Change to Net County Cost
No change to Net County Cost.

Background
In December 2012, the California State Library invited public libraries to "Pitch an Idea" for a new project that could qualify for federal Library Technology and Services Act funding. Two projects from El Dorado County were selected, and State Library staff assisted in developing a Library Technology and Services Act grant request.

Reason for Recommendation
The Cameron Park Library plans to establish a resource center to provide access to information and materials that go beyond books to promote multi-disciplinary literacies for elementary school children. The library will purchase educational philosophy books, curriculum guides and manipulatives, multi-age themed units of study, educational games, and science equipment, such as telescopes and microscopes, and will collaborate with the El Dorado County Office of Education and volunteers in the community. Items will be checked out of the library for use by homeschoolers, parents, and teachers.

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