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File #: RES 20-204    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Archived
In control: Library Board
Final action: 2/5/2020
Title: Approving Various Expenditures for Outreach Activities
Sponsors: Jane L. Prince
Attachments: 1. RES 20-204 Outreach Resolution Fiscal Analysis


Approving Various Expenditures for Outreach Activities




WHEREAS, the SPPLA is involved in numerous outreach activities designed to increase use of the Library by a wide range of communities; and


WHEREAS, extensive experience with such outreach has demonstrated the need for different types of incentives to increase participation including childcare, refreshments and tangible takeaways such as books and other items; and


WHEREAS, the Agency recognizes the values of providing incentives for community generated programming; and


WHEREAS, the Agency wishes to provide nutritious snacks during use of the homework centers, scheduled teen group meetings, library programs, community forums and planning meetings; and


WHEREAS, the Agency also may purchase small items such as pencils, balloons or other souvenir items of limited value that support its marketing strategy in non-traditional communities; and


WHEREAS, the expenditure of money serves a public purpose in increasing library use especially among communities where use of the library is a new activity; now therefore, be it


RESOLVED, that the Saint Paul Library Agency is hereby authorized to expend an amount not to exceed $15,000.00 for the purpose of providing refreshments, marketing paraphernalia and other incentives for up to 350 specific events during 2020.





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