MISC

					                                           Books and Other Library Materials

Updating and expanding the collection is a high priority. Theoretically the library’s insurance
coverage for books and/or FEMA should cover the costs for replacing the 162,000 books (15%
of collection) lost during Hurricane Katrina. In fact, the building back figures for each library
include $2.6 million that the library will eventually receive from them. They also indicate an
$933,000 shortfall. Lost materials need to be replaced now instead of several years down the
road if FEMA eventually decides to make the library whole. Help is also needed in raising the
caliber of the collection. The library has historically spent less than 10% of its annual operating
budget on materials, and much of the collection is outdated and irrelevant.

The library recovery plan calls for raising $5.9 million for enhancing the library’s collection at
all locations. This amount coupled with the $933,000 and $2.6 million will enable the library to
acquire approximately 350,000 items in a variety of formats. These items will update and
replace about one-third of the library’s collection.



                                               Building Back Better Short Term

           Anticipated Costs                                                Funds Available                  Funds Needed

Print, Audio-Visual
   & Online Resources                       $5,887,000                      $15,030      See attached           $5,871,970


                                 Children’s resources                                $1,500,000

                                 Business & technology                               $   400,000
                                 Southern literature                                 $   300,000
                                 Homework & vocational pursuits                      $   250,000
                                 Medical & legal topics                              $   250,000
                                 Parenting & family literacy                         $   200,000
                                 Spanish & Vietnamese resources                      $   200,000
                                 Louisiana cookbooks                                 $   150,000
                                 Other adult print resources                         $   500,000

                                 Louisiana’s musical culture                         $ 400,000
                                 Louisiana cinematography                            $ 100,000
                                 Other audio-visual resources                        $ 750,000




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                                         Library Programming and Advertising

The library is increasingly becoming the community gathering place in American culture. The
library in post-Katrina Jefferson Parish has seen a huge increase in the use of its meeting rooms
and in the number of library-sponsored programs for both adults and children. However, many
people don’t have library cards because of this library’s limited visibility. The library can
substantially increase its visibility, attract more users, and enhance the community’s quality of
life through aggressive advertising and by further increasing the number of programs it offers.




                                               Building Back Better Short Term

           Anticipated Costs                                                Funds Available                     Funds Needed

Library Programs                            $193,383                        $15,470 See attached                      $177,913
Advertising                                 $158,252                        $ 3,252 See attached                      $155,000

Total                                       $351,635                        $18,722                                   $332,913


                                 Summer Reading Program – 2007                                           $   50,000
                                 Summer Reading Program – 2006                                           $   13,383
                                 Southern Writers Festival                                               $   50,000
                                 Children’s Literary Festival                                            $   30,000
                                 Poetry Festival w/New Orleans Public Library                            $   20,000
                                 Art Festival w/ New Orleans Museum of Art                               $   20,000
                                 Quarterly concerts at the 2 regional libraries                          $   10,000

                                 Billboard and media advertising                                         $ 150,000
                                 ALA Conference activities – 2006                                        $ 3,252
                                 National Library Week, Children’s Book Week                             $ 5,000




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                          Additional Branch Libraries and Systemwide Technology

Although there was no physical damage at the leased facility in which the e-Branch is located in
River Ridge, everything had to be thoroughly cleaned because of the high humidity and
temperatures and the lack of environmental controls for several days. $10,000 was expended on
bio-remediation efforts so the e-Branch could be safely reopened to the public on October 3.
FEMA is responsible for 100% of a facility’s clean-up and demolition costs. Thus far, FEMA
has indicated it will not reimburse the library for any of the expenses it incurred.

Short term, the number of public access computers in the e-Branch in River Ridge will be
increased from 3 to 10. Other short term needs include upgrades in the library system’s
computer and telephone equipment. Slightly more than a third of the $1.5 million for technology
enhancements is expected to be forthcoming from government funds, leaving a balance of
$927,000 to be raised for technology.

Long term, library officials hope to build a new 35,000 sq. ft. library that will serve both River
Ridge and Harahan residents (described elsewhere). They also hope to be able to raise funds for
2 additional libraries:

     •       $13.5 million to build a 35,000 sq. ft. library in the southern portion of Kenner
     •       $15.7 million to build a 40,000 sq. ft. library in the proposed Churchill Farms
             community.




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                                      Jefferson Parish Library Recovery Program
                          ADDITIONAL BRANCH LIBRARIES AND SYSTEMWIDE TECHNOLOGY


                                                    CLEAN-UP AND DEMOLITION

                        Expenditures                              Anticipated Funds                                 Funds Needed

  Certified Cleaning at e-Branch                     $8,654               $0                                               $8,654
  Envirocare at e-Branch                             $1,244               $0                                               $1,244

  Sub-total                                          $9,898               $0                                               $9,898




                                             BUILDING BACK BETTER SHORT TERM

                     Anticipated Costs                             Funds Available

  Network equipment upgrade                     $1,400,000        $544,560 E-Rate (anticipated)
  Computer and catalog upgrades                    $60,000           $500 SirsiDynix
  Computers (7) (e-Branch)                          $6,461
  Computer wkstns (7) (e-Branch)                    $5,250


                                                                                                                    Funds Needed

  Total                                         $1,471,711        $545,060                                               $926,651




                                              BUILDING BACK BETTER LONG TERM

                     Anticipated Costs                             Funds Available

  New South Kenner Library                     $13,530,000
  New Churchill Farms Library                  $15,720,000
                                                                                                                    Funds Needed

  Total                                        $29,250,000                $0                                          $29,250,000




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                                            Jefferson Parish Library Recovery Program
                                           BOOKS AND OTHER LIBRARY MATERIALS


                          Donations                                                                 Designated for

  Lemelson Fdn. (Americans for Libraries Council)                    $5,000    Children's books systemwide
  Barnes and Noble (Metairie, LA)                                    $2,000    Home repair books (East Bank Regional)
  Jefferson County Library (Lakewood, CO)                            $1,750    Books systemwide
  Pima-Green Valley Library (Green Valley, AZ)                       $1,000    Children's books (Lafitte, Live Oak, Westwego)
  Friends of Mead Public Library (Sheboygan, WI)                     $1,000    New Materials (Lakeshore)
  Sisters In Crime (Lawrence, KS)                                     $500     Adult mystery books systemwide
  Somerset Literacy Council (Somerset, PA)                            $500     Books (Grand Isle)
  Stillwater Public Library (Stillwater, OK)                          $467     Books (Grand Isle)
  Starved Rock Reading Council (Streator, IL)                         $300     Children's books (Westwego)
  Lorain Public Library (Lorain, OH)                                  $250     Children's books (Lafitte, Live Oak, Westwego)
  Novi Public Library Senior Book Club (Novi, MI)                     $169     New books systemwide
  Huachuca City Library (Huachuca City, AZ)                           $114     Children's books (Lafitte, Live Oak, Westwego)
  Ingram Library Services (La Vergne,TN)                                $50    Credit on library's Ingram account
  Individuals                                                        $1,930    New books systemwide

  Total                                                            $15,030




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                                            Jefferson Parish Library Recovery Program
                                         LIBRARY PROGRAMMING AND ADVERTISING


                          Donations                                                                 Designated for

  Library Progams
  Mercy Corps/UNICEF grant                                         $10,708 Summer Reading Incentives-2006
  American-Scandinavian Foundation and The Hans Christian
  Andersen Storytellers of NYC and their friends                     $1,837    Summer Reading Performers-2007
  New York Storytellers (NYC, NY)                                    $1,175    Summer Reading Performers-2006
  Lemelson Fdn. (Americans for Libraries Council)                    $1,500    Summer Reading Program-2006
  Louisiana Center for the Book - Mini Grant Program                   $250    Programs - 2007

  Sub-Total                                                        $15,470

  Library Advertising
  Rotary Club (Metairie, LA & Elgin/Hampshire, IL)                   $2,252 ALA Conference Displays
  DEMCO/TotaLibra (Madison, WI)                                       $500 ALA Conference Reception
  Office Depot (Marrero, LA)                                          $500 Supplies

  Sub-Total                                                          $3,252


  Total                                                             $18,722




Please help us build back better. Make contributions payable and mail to:                                PRELIMINARY FIGURES
Friends of Jefferson Public Library, PO Box 9391, Metairie, LA 70055 or PayPal to friendsjpl@yahoo.com     last updated 8/24/2007