Collaborative sticker paintings of Van Gogh’s Starry Night?
Spring break camp devoted to nanotechnology for the tweens and teens?
Presentations on historic events?
Free tax-related printing?
Where’s all this happening in Berryville?
At the Berryville Public Library–and that’s not an April Fool’s Joke. 🙂
I’ve discussed on here before how libraries battle the perception that they’re only about books and that somehow makes libraries irrelevant. Now, of course, books are a big part of the library experience for many patrons–and staff members– and that fact does not make libraries irrelevant to the modern world, but that doesn’t mean books are the only thing that the library provides.
At its heart, a library is about community, and we’re very devoted to making sure we provide a little of something for everyone in our community.
For some folks, that equals providing them a nice selection of books, movies, audiobooks, and CDs.
For some folks, that equals providing quality programs for all ages.
For some folks, that equals providing access to computers and printing.
And, of course, for some folks, that equals all the above or more.
Our spring break camp is over, but there’s still plenty of other things happening at the library that you might not expect.
This month, we’re hosting a presentation on the history of the Orphan Train on April 15 from 6-8 p.m. at Carroll Electric. Author Alison Moore will be speaking, and descendants of orphan train children are encouraged to attend and share their stories.
And, of course, we’ll continue providing free printing and downloading of tax documents through the rest of tax season.
What’s your favorite library program? What programs would you like to see in the future? What services do you use at the library? Tell us in the comments! 🙂