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Changing lives

Posted May 21, 2014 in Community Featured, Boone

The week of April 13-19, the Ericson Public Library joined libraries in schools, campuses and communities nationwide in celebrating National Library Week, a time to highlight the value of libraries, librarians and library workers.

Libraries today are more than repositories for books and other resources. Often the heart of their communities, libraries are deeply committed to the places where their patrons live, work and study. Libraries are trusted places where everyone in the community can gather to reconnect and reengage with each other to enrich and shape the community and address local issues.

Community-building connections are happening all the time at your library. From new moms connecting at storytime to small business owners convening to make opportunities happen, to teens meeting up after school to check out the library’s new movies and music, the library helps foster all types of communities.  Today’s libraries are driven by the needs of the community. Whether you’re looking for the latest DVD, information on student loans or homework help for your kids,  the Ericson Public Library has the resources to meet your needs and those of the whole community.

Librarians work with elected officials, small business owners, students and the public at large to discover what their communities needs are and meet them. Whether through offering e-books and technology classes, programs for job seekers or those to support early literacy, librarians listen to the community they serve, and they respond.

The Ericson Public Library serves the residents of the city of Boone and Boone County with resources to inform, educate and entertain. It is the mission of the Ericson Public Library to provide the residents of Boone and the surrounding area with access to books and library materials and other resources, programs and services to meet informational, educational, cultural and recreational needs. The library promotes reading and the use of library materials, and provides support for community, cultural and historical activities.

“Service to the community has always been the focus of the library,” says Director Jamie Williams. “While this aspect has never changed, libraries have grown and evolved in how they provide for the needs of every member of their community.”

Ericson Public Library
702 Greene St.
(515) 432-3727
Mon. – Tue.: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Wed. – Fri.: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

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