Please Vote: 2012 Periodicals

Title SubscriptionPrice
Ju Bu Saeng Hwal $168.00
Kiki Magazine $36.00
Quilters Newsletter Magazine $35.00
Saveur Magazine $32.95
Wall Street Journal $249.00
Washington Post $292.28
Women’s Health $14.97

FCPL budget has not cut additional periodicals this year; we are being asked to fund periodicals we financed last year (with one substitution).  The seven periodicals listed above will not be financed by FCPL’s budget.  The Kingstowne branch has asked that the Friends of Kingstowne Library consider financing these periodicals for 2012.  The requested amount is 10% over the listed subscription prices in anticipation of inflation.  The total request is for $907.73.   

A few notes based on our last two similar votes for periodicals:

The branch conducts a survey of which periodicals it most wants to keep.  This is usually based on actual use of the periodicals, as well as input from library patrons and staff.  Our role in voting on whether or not to finance this request should focus on the monetary question–not on which periodicals were chosen (or whether you read them, or whether you agree with their politics, or whether the branch would consider adding a favorite of yours—-we often get sidetracked with those topics). 

Thank you for voting.  As usual, the question will be listed for a week (through April 30), and then the acting branch manager will be able to act on the results.

Should the Friends of Kingstowne Library finance $907.73 for additional periodicals for calendar year 2012?

  • Yes. (90%, 9 Votes)
  • No. (10%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 10

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