Homer Public Library
500 Hazel Avenue
Homer, Alaska 99603
M E M O R A N D U M 11-122
TO: MAYOR AND COUNCIL
THROUGH: WALT WREDE, CITY MANAGER
FROM: ANN DIXON, LIBRARY DIRECTOR
DATE: AUGUST 30, 2011
SUBJECT: NNLM AWARD FOR COMMUNITY PREPAREDNESS DAY
On August 30, 2011 the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Northwest Region, awarded $5,000 to the Homer Public Library to coordinate and host a “Community Preparedness Day” on September 24, 2011. The award funds will be used to purchase up to 70 Disaster Kits for distribution to the public on Community Preparedness Day. In addition, local emergency response organizations will distribute information, give presentations and participate in a round table discussion of disaster and preparedness issues.
Other activities within the week will include a safety Story Time for children and a program of “Survivor’s Stories,” an opportunity for local people to share their experiences during the 1964 Earthquake.
The Award agreement states: “This is an outreach award (not a grant).”
RECOMMENDATION: Approve Ordinance 11-37 accepting the National Network of Libraries of Medicine award and authorizing the Library Director to execute the Award agreement.