(FYI, pendant lights aren't up. Electrician was a no show. *sigh* Hopefully, today...)
Anyhew, as some of you know, I am now a member of our Library Board of Trustees in town.
Why is that so particularly cool?
Because our library is so cool!!
And here are a few reasons why:
**our library is in the middle of town. The community gym, Senior Center, and Historical Museum are are closely attached to it too. Yet, everyone sees the entire unit as the "library". :)
**we have a coffee/juice bar area, where you can also get a light lunch.
**in addition to several meeting rooms, we have a lecture hall room, complete with drop-down screen, that is available for people to use.
**we have cooking classes for kids
**we have Kindle instruction classes for new Kindle owners. (Apparently people have come to that with their Kindles still in the box!) LOL
**we have a newly hired, separate "Young Adult" librarian.
**we have a fantastic DVD (including lots of great TV shows) and CD collection.
**we have free WiFi throughout the entire library.
**there are free computers for adults and there are great child computers too.
**our Story Time program for toddlers is fantastic.There's singing, story, puppet show and sometimes a craft. All free. And now they added a "Baby" program where 70 people showed up!
I could go on but I don't want to brag. (OK, maybe a little)
That's what the old library board achieved. Nice, huh? But to be honest, I loved our library before all that. The staff is friendly and they always have had a great book selection.
But now we have to look to the future and see where we want to take all this. Just recently we conducted some focus groups in town to get some feedback as to what people like or dislike about the library. Needless to say, there wasn't much to not like.
But, hey, there's always room for improvement. :)
So now I ask you...what do you appreciate about YOUR library?
Is there anything you would improve or change if you could?
Do you see anything MY library could add?