At our table at the July 4th community event we encouraged residents to comment on their concerns or interests about the new library.
Facility (other than location)
Cybercafe where people could gather, read and work
More consistent hours of operation; more weekend hours; more evening hours (5)
More computers (6)
Desks/cubicles with electrical outlets and wifi (5)
(including recommendation for reservations)
A hi-tech learning center; media center for online research (2)
Meeting spaces/school activity center
A community center for people of all ages.
Center of mentoring and tutoring
Bigger library like Richmond Main
More places to sit and browse/read
Huge TV an Cliford DVD’s (Yuri and Anja)
A garden with reading seats (2)
More inviting kids’ reading area
Fish tank in the kids’ section
Upgrade the library
I’d love to see a couple small to medium meeting rooms in our new library
A library conductive to reading/studying. It may be in the existing building or whatever current tax revenue can support.
A larger facility.
Facility for organizing and hosting themed conversation for small groups (10 max).
I hope the new library will be DOG friendly (okay, pet friendly…) too! (Everyday, one day a week, 1 week a quarter, etc.)
Bigger kids area.
Well lit work areas.
Listen to CDs or watch movies
Outdoor reading area
Public community meeting rooms
Quieter floors (2)
A reading room
Coffee snack bar (w/elevator)
Different areas for different users: kids’ area with little tables and open carpet for sitting on the floor; study/computer areas; separate reading area, and a conference room
More plugs for laptops, please!
Library and Sr. Center next to Community Center
Build on Portola JH site and enlarge (2)
Any new library should be in the same location. The current location is perfect.
New library in old Safeway! (2)
Please keep the library in the same location – rebuild is ok – don’t move it.
Kensington library is closer. It would be better to have a new El Cerrito Library. I would like to see some science books in the library.
More Chinese books
More Spanish children’s books
More help in Spanish
More e-books (2)
More newer books on site
More books on tape
Bigger sci-fi section
Get ride of old text/research books. Replace with new ideas.
More DVDs (2)
Genealogy section with a genealogy specialist
More science books
Storytime for kids in Spanish/English (2)
More small children’s activities
Bring writers to read and share their work
Have Spanish and Japanese story times and activities
Whatever we decide to put in the new library doesn’t worry me—we just need to build the new library NOW!
Books are good!
Libraries are very essential for all ages! Go for it!
There’s nothing like holding a book in your hand and escaping into the world of imagination.
Knitting, crocheting, spinning, weaving classes
Chose your own adventure
I want ice cream and candy at the library.