Director’s Corner

As we approach warmer weather, the library is gearing up for outdoor programming, services, and projects around the library to spruce areas up. We’re excited to be a destination for all your needs and will continue to evolve to meet new ones.

We’ve finished The Hangout area for Teens & Young Adults after a seven-year absence and have been updating the children’s area with new carpet, interactive lava tiles, chalkboard wall, crocodile shaped activity learning wall tiles, and much more thanks to a grant.

We’ll see the return of Patron event favorites that were put on pause due to the pandemic of the Rummage Sale & Summer Fun Kickoff and the Overnight Family Campout which is a welcome sight to see. We currently working on resurrecting our Community Garden after a twelve-year absence with raised beds & protection from the wildlife and good garden soil to have everyone’s plantings thrive. We’re getting ready for installation of our Kindness Painted Rock Garden near the front of the library where kids (and even adults) can take a rock for inspiration, share one for motivation, or even just leave a painted rock to help our garden grow.

You’ll soon see Free Little Libraries around Glenwood & Lynwood where you’ll be able to take a book and put one in its place. Every once in a while, there will be take home crafts and pantry items inside. The library is hoping the Free Little Libraries will build a sense of community by inspiring readers and expanding book access for all through our communities.

With a renewed sense of optimism for a promising summer and beyond, the Library Staff, the Library Board, & I remain committed to serving our communities and fulfilling our crucial mission of connecting people to the information & entertainment they seek. Now more than ever, it is clear that both elements of that mission are entirely dependent upon the other. Information is of little consequence without the library users and connections that make it meaningful. This longstanding principle of librarianship is not simply an adage, it is now an insight of everyday importance for us all. And it is also why we, as always, hope to see you in the library.

Have a great summer!!
Brian Vagt
Library Director

Updated: April 7, 2022

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