This is a plea for help (and announcing an amazing concert!)
We have to upgrade our facilities and need to raise $140,000 fast (see below.)
Tickets are on sale now. Go here!
If you can’t make the concert please help by making a donation here. Donations come with incredible AWARDS – check it out.
And here’s the situation:
The Library as we know it is in jeopardy.
We need to modernize our water system and improve our bathroom facilities to meet federally-mandated health and safety requirements, including the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Failure to comply could force us to suspend the types of gatherings we’ve come to love: internationally renowned musicians and artists, our international short film screening series, writing workshops, the Big Sur Food and Wine Festival – the list goes on.
The renovation plans have been filed; Pending approval and funding, construction will begin this fall.
One other thing: This is the first “official” capital improvement fundraiser we have held – ever.
This is no coincidence. The Library’s funding model is unique: we subsist thanks to book sales, event-related income, daily donations, and small grants. For over 30 years, it’s worked very well, until now.
Yet it is precisely the nature of this challenge that speaks to the incredible support we’ve enjoyed throughout the years: we’ve outgrown our facilities, and it’s simply time for the next chapter – one that is sustainable, compliant, and will improve the experience of every visitor who steps through our doors!
So. If you can make the show, great; follow the instructions above. If you can’t, please consider donating – and thanks for your support!