“Libraries Change Lives” is a common theme among the bookshelf community. The American Library Association describes this phrase as an initiative that is “designed to build the public will and sustained support for America’s right to libraries of all types — academic, special, school and public.”
The American Library Association encourages libraries throughout the nation to get involved with their communities so they can help transform them.
“Libraries are uniquely positioned at the heart of local, campus and school communities, enjoying public trust as repositories of knowledge and offering democratic access,” according to ALA’s website. “The transformed library leverages its assets to open up new possibilities and go beyond informing to dynamically engaging communities.”
Naperville Public Library is dedicated to being the central place for the community to find resources, databases, programs and workshops that help inspire and transform.
To stay connected with the community, the library recently launched an online monthly public newsletter that will provide the latest library news and program information. From stories about a Meet the Director question-and-answer program to information about the library’s new Idea Lab, the newsletter will showcase all the library has to offer.
Patrons can subscribe to the monthly newsletter to receive up-to-date library news by going to www.naperville-lib.org and clicking on “sign up for our newsletter,” or they can sign up directly at http://bit.ly/nplnewsletter.
The library also wants to know what content you would like to see in this community-wide newsletter. Whether you want more photos, calendar events, library news or spotlight-on-staff articles, email your suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Comprised of three established buildings, Naperville Public Library is a staple in the community. As the American Library Association is motivating all communities to support “vibrant” libraries, ALA stresses the importance of inspiring “ongoing conversations about the role of the library in the community.”
Naperville Public Library isn’t just a place to inform, it is a place to engage and transform. The addition of the new online newsletter reinforces this as well as the library’s mission of being “A Place to Be. The Place to Become …”
Mary Rakoczy is a multimedia associate at the Naperville Public LibraryTags: Naperville Public Library