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Feb 13, 2013 —
by Jim Blanton
My name is Jim Blanton, the Library Director here at the Daviess County Public Library, and I would like to welcome you to our new website! We’ve worked to put together a site that does three things really well:
1 – Provide a user-friendly interface that allows you to go where you want and get what you need.
2 – Highlight all the fun and exciting programs we have planned.
3 – Feature interesting content produced by staff including blogs, videos, podcasts, etc.
We believe a good library website should be a place you come not just to find books and materials (although that is definitely our first priority), but it should also be a regular stop for you to find information on community events, and interesting, original work created by our talented staff. As the site grows and evolves we’ll have book, movie, and music reviews, children’s programming, local history articles and images, topical blogs, and more. We’re just getting started, so stay tuned and enjoy the show!
For my regular Director’s blog, I’ll be sharing additional thoughts on the programs we have coming up, as well as the future of the library. This month the big story is National Love Your Library Month, and for our part we are highlighting the Friends of the Library. The Friends of the Library is an independent association of citizens who support library services and programs. You may be familiar with their efforts through the annual book sales they oversee at the library, the proceeds of which support our collection and programs. That is just one of several roles the Friends undertake. They also support literacy events throughout the community, promote library services, and lend legislative support, to name but a few. To find out more, stop by the Information Desk the next time you visit, and our friendly staff can tell you how to become involved.
Of course there are plenty of other activities to check out in February as well. We have the big finale of our Unscripted film series Friday, February 15th at 9:00 p.m., you can read to win fantastic prizes as part of our Hot Reads for Cold Nights winter reading program, vote in our Mock Newberry contest, check out an iPad to view our Frame Your Imagination virtual art gallery, or just sit back in one of our comfy chairs with a bestseller. Whatever your pick we look forward to seeing you soon!