When we were working on the library’s long-range plan, we wanted to strike a balance between trying the next best thing and sticking to our roots, which will always be books and reading. Even with free wi-fi, great programs, and notary services, most people still visit the library to find a good book or a stack of them. We love all of our reading patrons, and we want to support you by staying true to our brand.
One of the goals on the library’s long-range plan is to “Provide greater services and support to readers.” We plan to do this in a number of different ways.
First, we are always building upon our website, and we have added a new resource, Books and Authors to the “For Readers” page of our website. On that page, you can also find new book lists and links to other online resources for voracious readers.
Second, we are creating thematic bookmarks for you to use as suggested reading lists. We are tapping into the expertise of our entire staff to cultivate reading lists for things like modern fairy tales, historic fiction, and even funny stories to read together with your children. We want to make finding your next great read easy and maybe even a little surprising.
And finally, we hope to interact with you personally as your Reader’s Advisor. Think of a librarian as your literary concierge. We want you to tell us about some of your favorite books so that we may use our mad librarian skills to suggest something else we think you will enjoy. Stop in and tell us what you’re reading so we can suggest what to read next.
Lynn Hobbs, Library Director