Adult Library Services!

 

By the close of July, the library floor plan will look a little different – and be much more accommodating to all patrons who walk or roll through our door.

The most noticeable change will be seen and heard – the first floor will be buzzing with activity, learning, and education. Classrooms packed with new computers and workshops, meeting rooms boasting educational sessions, and a Makers Space to unleash creativity. The second floor will be more traditional in the library sense – quiet nooks and comfy chairs, gemstone hues on the walls, and the majority of the adult collection of books on one level. Basically, the kids will be downstairs, while the adults are upstairs.

“The second floor of the [older part of the library] was not ADA-compliant because of all the stairs,” Director Linda May said. “We are putting in a wheelchair lift.” 

The lift — which will be located in the former Civil War room — will allow library patrons who use a wheelchair to take the elevator in the newer part of the building to the second floor and then be lowered via the chairlift to the older part of the second floor.

The second floor will house all adult fiction, non-fiction, biography and history. Large print will remain downstairs near the audiobooks.  

“The first floor is going to be nothing but action, with the children’s library, teen classroom and “maker space,” May said. “Learning is not restricted to books,” she said. “Some of the classes we will offer are quilting, knitting, foreign languages, video making, 3D printing.” 

“I want this library to be a place the whole community, from newborns to senior citizens, can use,” May said. “Whatever people in this community are interested in doing, we want to support. The library is the heart of the community.”

You’ll find many quiet areas for reading, working, conversation, or meetings on the library’s second floor, including the Donald E. Nary Study Room, the Kenton and Audrey Broyles History Research Room, the Civil War Room, Pennsylvania Room, and Community Room. Several of these rooms are available to be reserved for group events, club meetings, etc. Click here to view our Meeting Room Policy and here to fill out a Meeting Room Application. 

How to Get a Library Card 

You can still browse and use our computers without a library card, but signing up for a card is simple if you’d like one. It takes about five minutes and is free. 

You need a photo ID that shows your current address (or, bring your photo ID plus an official document or piece of mail that does show your current address). 

To get a card for your child or teen under age 18, simply bring them to the library and follow the instruction above. Kids can get a library card starting at Kindergarten age. 

Computers 

The Computer Center is located just behind the Circulation Desk. Computers are free for public use. Just sign in to any open computer using your library card barcode number. Or, stop by the Circulation Desk and ask for a guest pass. 

The library also has free Wi-Fi, if you’d like to access the internet with your own device. 

Printing, Copying, & Faxing 

Printing and copying costs 20 cents per page for black-and-white, 50 cents per page for color. If printing from a computer, visit the Circulation Desk to add money to your account or guest pass before printing. If making copies, just tell the Circulation staff how many copies you’ve made and pay them directly. 

Library staff will send faxes for you, at $3 for the first page, and $1 for each additional page. 

Volunteering 

If you’d like to volunteer at the library, click here to access our Volunteer Application. You can also pick up an application at the Circulation Desk, or talk to Gina if you have questions. 

Volunteers can: 

  • Shelve books

  • Keep the library organized

  • Help set up or tear down special events

  • Help with children’s programs, with proper clearances

Please note, if you have a teenager who needs volunteer hours for the high school civics class, the deadline to submit your volunteer application is November 30. 

Programs 

The library hosts a wide range of events and programs for adults, including craft classes, book clubs, tea par-ties, special guest speakers, summer reading raffle, and more. Most programs are free, unless otherwise not-ed. 

Please visit the library or click on the Calendar tab for dates, times, & details. Click an event on the Calendar for more information. 

Adult Interest Survey 

Do you have ideas about programs & events you’d like at the library? Do you have suggestions about books & other materials you think we should have? Would you like to start a club or teach a class yourself? Take the survey to share your ideas & opinions with us. 

What Can Your Library Do for You? 

The library gives you free access to these sites. Most of them will ask you to enter your library card barcode number to continue. 

If you do not have a card, stop by the library to get one! It takes about five minutes and is free. 

You need a photo ID that shows your current address (or, bring your photo ID plus an official document or piece of mail that does show your current address).