From Mark Arend:
Talked with one of the performers this morning. He suggested cooperating with other organizations in town (nursing homes, schools, senior centers, service clubs, etc) to book performers and save money. We work with other libraries but don't always think of these other groups. He also said that he'd cut his fee for the offer of a back bedroom for the night, as he sleeps in a tent when he's making the rounds of libraries for SLP performances.