At its June meeting the Pierce County Library System’s Board of Trustees will discuss building the first Fife Pierce County Library, recruiting a new Board of Trustee member, planning for a mid-year budget, and other issues. The Board of Trustees will meet at the Library’s Processing and Administrative Center, 3005 112th St. E., in Tacoma, on Wednesday, June 8, from 3:30 to 6 p.m.
Fife Library: Plans are being written and reviewed and permits are being approved and issued for the first Fife Library that will be built at 6622 20th Street E. The architects for the library from SHKS Architects, contractors for the project from the construction company Bill Beisley, Inc., and staff from the Library held a preconference meeting in May to discuss construction and details of drawings for the library. In early summer the Library will host a ground breaking ceremony and invite Fife residents to the site of their new library. The Library plans to open the Fife Library in late fall 2011. The 6,000 square foot library will offer full library services.
New Board of Trustee Member: The Board is filling a vacancy on the Board of Trustees. A total of 13 people applied for the volunteer position on the Library’s governing body. In June representatives from the Board, Pierce County Library Foundation and Pierce County Executive’s Office will interview candidates. The new Trustee is expected to begin serving on the Board later this summer. The Board of Trustees provides fiscal oversight and policy direction to the Library System.
Mid-Year Budget: This month managers are reviewing the needs of customers and determining changes to services to meet those needs. Managers are also reviewing and proposing changes to the Library’s budget that made be needed to meet those needs. In July the Board of Trustees will review and make decisions on proposed changes to the Library’s 2011 budget.
The Library serves 560,000 people in all of unincorporated Pierce County and 15 cities and towns.