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Letters to the Editor

A thank you for support staff during National Library Week

From Gibson Memorial Library Board of Trustee members

Ann Coulter, Jean Ide, Brian Jack and Connie Maxson


During the week of April 9-15, we celebrate National Library Week. As a board, we want to thank our staff, volunteers and Friends of the Library who work hard every day to create a place where people can not only have quiet study, but also engage in creative collaborative activities. We have added programming for adults and are working to develop more children and teen programming during the school year. Currently, we are partnering with ISU Extension Outreach in Union County to provide a robotics program for elementary students to learn coding. Following this program, we will begin a program on social media etiquette.

Libraries of all types are evolving to meet the needs of the communities they serve. By providing digital document delivery and such resources as e-books, materials for English-language learners and materials for job seekers, libraries and librarians transform their communities. Our library embraces the entire community, offering opportunities for personal growth and lifelong learning. Libraries aid in leveling the playing field for people of any age who are seeking the information and access to technologies that will improve their quality of life.

Libraries also offer something unique to their communities – the expertise of individual staff members. Our staff assists patrons in using increasingly complex technology and sorting through the potentially overwhelming mass of information bombarding today’s digital society. This is especially crucial when access to reliable and trustworthy data is more important than ever.

There is no better way to invest in Creston and Union County than to become a regular user of our library services. Please make our library a regular part of your routine in Creston.

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