The Commons Foundation was formed to fund, build and sustain a new library community center for Larkspur, Greenbrae and Kentfield because the current library is unsafe, too small, and has inadequate access and parking.
In the Covid-19 reality of shelter in place, social distancing, and significant budget cuts, we need to rethink what the first phase of the new library can and should be.
We believe that we should drive to making the first phase of the new library a new Digital Library that is safe, improves access, and expands programs to as much of our community as possible. In the May Library Board of Trustees meeting, we recommended focusing on a new Digital Library strategy to respond to service cuts due to Covid-19 safety measures and the budget cuts.
Since then, we have been working with Franklin Escobedo, our Library Director, and Jonathan Shambroom, a member of the Library Board of Trustees, to think through what the new Digital Library can be. We will be presenting our initial thoughts on Tuesday June 9 at the Library Board of Trustees meeting and we expect to meet with other stakeholders and the City Council in the coming weeks.