Sunday, December 5, 2010

Back to Basics, Continuing Library Service Without Walls

Things are looking up for us. We are starting to settle into a rhythm of working from the Grove library, who are so generous with their space and their time. Working from this space has allowed us to focus on continuing some of our most needed services.

Books on Wheels is back in business! This is the first time since the fire that we will be able to complete book delivery to the housebound seniors in our community.

Children's programs are running as well. Friday December 10th we have a special treat for the kids. A Christmas Storytime will be held in the Claremont Park starting at 10:30 am.

It feels so great to be able to continue providing these services to the community. We look forward to revitalizing our services more as the weeks progress.

The air has been abuzz this week with excitement over the old station master's house. This building is the one right outside the train station. Many council staff will share an office space there and we will have a customer service point for the library. We are thrilled to be able to move to this central point, and will keep updating on our progress with this.

We have also been busy manning the information desk at Claremont Quarter. If you want to talk to someone about council or library issues, the desk is downstairs between Solstice Sunglasses Boutique and KikiK. The info desk will be staffed every day this week between 9 and 4. You might even catch one of our library staff there.

I have been working on a special project myself. As the end of the year approaches, people begin to think about their New Year's Resolutions. I say, instead of making a resolution, make a commitment. In celebration of the coming "Year of Reading" I am committing to read one book a week, every week next year, and writing a blog about it. I am encouraging others to do the same. Think about the possibilities. Online book club anyone?

With all these fantastic projects, and more to come, we are filled with hope. Hope for a great year next year, in which we will accomplish great things.

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