VALUE OF OUR LIBRARY
As the economy continues to struggle, many libraries are transforming into job centers. Online job application assistance is only the tip of the iceberg. Some libraries are developing specific job searching areas with helpful resources such as classes and online portals to help people sort through the clutter and get back to work faster.
Access for All
Historically, ‘access for all’ is what drove the establishment of most public libraries. This mission still rings true today. For many Americans, their local library is an important source for free public access to computers and the Internet in their communities—and for some, it is their only access.
The Personal Touch
Last year, librarians helped millions of people find out more about what they are inspired by, discover new interests and search for jobs online. Librarians are passionate about your community, they are passionate about what you love and they are passionate about you.
The Possibilities Place
In addition to traditional library resources, such as books and children’s programs, many libraries offer innovative community classes and workshops for teens and adults. Art projects, pajama story time or a brush up on your Spanish speaking skills anyone?
The public library is often the heart of the community—bringing people together in a way no other community organization can. You can hold a formal meeting. And you can gather with colleagues, friends and neighbors.
Return on Investment
More jobs, higher property values, better schools, and increased wages … the public library plays a role in all of it. Many studies support the idea that dollars spent on libraries provide solid economic returns to the community.