We’d set out to spread awareness of the vital role Libraries play, day in and day out, for their communities. By way of encouraging patrons/readers to declare: What-they-Geek -we communicated that your interests/hobbies/passions are important to you –
The thing is: your Public Library is the best, most sensible, service for you to, not only ameliorate your standing in the job market, bolster your education/literacy or help introduce you to likeminded neighbors via various interactive/thought-provoking programming but also to enrich your cultural occupations; a serene, mind-expanding bit of escapism.
Funding your Public Libraries, then, is vital!
Just read up on recent reports conducted by the esteemed OCLC – a diligent/supportive ot for profit computer service and research organization and connector of the world’s libraries and online…
- Most public library staff:
- Are focusing their priorities on Internet access, demonstrating value to funders and delivering e-content
- Further concentrating on e-books as their top current initiative
- Embracing social media
ALSO from OCLC’s recent studies:
- Library funding support is only marginally related to library visitation
It’s important, OCLC found, to appreciate your Library as a “transformational” force – not merely an “informational” source.
We’re access hubs! We’re community centers!
more info: www.oclc.org/
Your support is supremely appreciated, Ferndale!