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Innovation Labs

The Ventura County Library Foundation supports STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) learning, and believes children of today will need STEM skills to be successful in tomorrow’s workforce.  The Foundation strongly supports the concept of implementing Innovation Labs in libraries in Ventura County to introduce STEM concepts to children, and foster a love of and appreciation for STEM activities.  The Foundation is currently working hard to raise funds to expand the Fillmore Library and implement the Library System’s first Innovation Lab.  This Lab will serve as a model for similar future Labs in other library locations.    

Our wonderful Fillmore Library, which offers the community a wealth of services, programs and resources that enrich the lives of local residents, and ultimately strengthens the community, is just too small to meet today’s needs.  Based upon Fillmore’s population of 15,600, our library should be 7,800 square feet in size, but is only 2,960 square feet. 

Project goals include:

  • Reach more people with vital library services and have more positive impact on the community.
  • Establish a community gathering space.
  • Create a safe and accessible facility for all community members.
  • Increase efficiencies and deliver services via modern technology.

The new expanded Fillmore Library promises to engage, enlighten, and excite for generations to come!  This community gathering space will serve as a landmark facility in the community, and a center for lifelong learning and enjoyment.  

Be sure to visit the Fillmore Library webpage to find the latest project drawings and project overview:   https://www.vencolibrary.org/locations/fillmore-library .

What you will love about Fillmore’s new expanded library

–           Innovation Lab and Meeting Room (featuring hands-on, STEM, learning)

–           Community Classroom

–           Public computers and Wi-Fi

–           Comfortable reading spaces, both indoor and outdoor

–           Expanded children’s patio

–           Two new public restrooms

–           Expanded access/hours of availability

And much more!

With over $870,000 raised to date in support of this library, and a current additional fundraising goal of $650,000 to bring this library to fruition, we are getting closer to our goal and need your help.  Together we can change lives for the better and strengthen the Fillmore community.  With support from the Foundation, as well as the Friends of the Fillmore Library, the Ventura County Library is seeking program and funding partners. 

Tell us how the new expanded library, classroom and innovation lab can support your organization and the community.  Now is the time to create a legacy with a major donation in support of the new library to receive permanent naming benefits for yourself, a loved one, or your corporation; and, celebrate the new Fillmore Library as a vital community resource.


For further information contact: events@vclibraryfoundation.org