A New Year – A New Focus

I want to thank Marian Higgins and Kathy Adkins for their hard work and dedicated service in seeking sustainable funding for our Pomona Public Library. For over two and a half years they have led us. They kept us focused. They made it fun. I hope I can lead our team by consensus as Marian did.  I am extremely pleased that both Marian and Kathy plan to continue active involvement with SOPPL / Advocacy. I am also pleased that Helen Mosier has agreed to be our new treasure.

So what is next in SOPPL / Advocacy’s quest for appropriate funding for the Pomona Public Library?  At our December team meeting we decided that we would focus on the City’s fiscal year 2015/16 planning to make sure our library got its fair share.

Our next opportunity to show public commitment to improved library funding is this coming Monday evening at 5:30 PM in the City Council Chambers. This meeting will be a budget workshop for the council and we want to make sure the library is high on the list for increased funding. Come to the meeting if you can. There will be occasion for public input and just our presence will make a point.

Happy New Year and best wishes for 2015.


It’s a new year for SOPPL / Advocacy

Happy New Year! Hope all of you had a joyful holiday season.

While we suffered a serious setback in the 2014 election, Save Our Pomona Public Library Advocacy Group has decided to continue on with our fight to preserve and strengthen our beloved library, but there will be some changes.

I’m stepping down as Coordinator, and Kathy Adkins will no longer serve as Treasurer. Duane Smith is stepping up as the Coordinator, and Helen Mosier has volunteered to be SOPPL’s new Treasurer. By unanimous consent, SOPPL’s leadership team supports these changes. Kathy and I are pleased to leave these two positions in such capable hands. Kathy and I plan to remain actively involved in SOPPL, but this appears to be a great time to transition to fresh leadership.

Thanks to all who have supported SOPPL in the past, and hope you will continue to do so from this point on. I’m going to let Duane speak to the changes in direction our leadership team envisions for moving forward.

Best wishes for a happy and prosperous 2015!

Marian Higgins