Does the Danville Library suit your needs?
Now is the time to speak up with suggestions, your concerns, and what you would like to see changed, by filling out an online survey.
The Danville Library is part of the Contra Costa County Library system, which is developing a new strategic long-term plan for all of its 26 libraries. The county is looking for substantial community input through the survey and town hall meetings, which will be held after the survey information is compiled.
"The goal of this strategic plan is to encourage input from as many people in Contra Costa County as possible," said Gail McPartland, Deputy County Public Services.
The survey should take about three minutes to complete; it's available at ccclib.org/mylibrary until July 31.
"By bringing people and planning together through this research process we will have strong direction on developing services that help people throughout their lives," McPartland said.
After the surveys are received and evaluated, officials will hold town hall meetings in late summer and fall throughout the county, including unincorporated areas. This is another part of the planning process to make libraries relevant in every community in the system and to hear directly from as many residents as possible.
"The Contra Costa County Library is committed to serving everyone in the county," McPartland said.
The meeting for the Danville Library will be held at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 26, at the Danville Town Meeting Hall, 201 Front St.
A meeting is tentatively scheduled in Alamo at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 3; the location is yet to be determined.
The Danville Public Library building was opened in 1996, after the Danville Library Foundation was instrumental in raising much of the $9 million needed for the library project. The Town of Danville contributed the rest, drawing on a fund begun in 1982, soon after the town incorporated.
The location became available when the San Ramon Valley Unified School District relocated Charlotte Wood Middle School to its new campus on El Capitan Drive, vacating 10 acres on Front Street. The town was able to earmark 3 acres for its facilities while the remaining acres were developed with homes.