When people come into the Library and their faces light up, it is hard for me not to smile. When the Library staff can help patrons find that special item they have been looking for, it makes our day and the patron walks away feeling like a winner. Younger patrons will ask us for help finding the right book, from shapes and sizes to dinosaurs and superheroes. Other patrons come in and need help with computers and finding books, and we feel fulfilled when we can help them and see the smiles on their faces when they leave. No matter what, we will always try to make our patrons feel like a winner when they leave.
The Library has started our Summer Reading Program, “Oceans of Possibilities,” and the programs for all age groups have been a success. If you haven’t signed up, there is still time. The Summer Reading Program runs until July 9th. Come on in and sign up. It is a great way to spend the summer with activities and reading or listening a good book. We have something for everyone.
On Thursday, June 30th from 6-8 PM, we will host John Adams of the Montana Free Press for his presentation, “The Role of Nonprofit Journalism in a Changing Media World.” According to the American Society of News Editors, between 1970 and 2016 more than 500 daily newspapers closed their doors, and countless others shrank their newsrooms in the wake of diminished corporate earnings from traditional print advertising. If there’s a bright spot in journalism, it’s the rise of nonprofit news organizations. John Adams discusses the critical role nonprofit news organizations play in filling the watchdog reporting gap in the rapidly changing media environment.
Come on into the Library and pick out a National Book Award, Caldecott Medal, Pulitzer Prize, the Newbery Medal winner, and others. Thank you to all our patrons that also make us feel like winners when you visit.