Talk to Library Supporters

You need the support of these people as well. Make sure that loyal library patrons, your friends groups, other library supporters, and foundation members are behind the idea of a district. They can be a source of volunteers for the districting effort. If they are against the district idea they can make it difficult to form a district. You must talk to this group of people about why you want a district, what the boundaries of the district will be, and how much you think it will cost. Be sure to mention the value of library services and the way the district will help you to increase or improve services. It's important to talk about the stable funding piece, but don't forget to talk about the value of the library either. As you talk to these various groups you have to remember to present this idea in a way that answers the question "How does this benefit the community and/or the individual library user?"

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