As an author, I keep up with the local library happenings and attend when I can. The Hruska Public Library in David City, Nebraska has awesome programs all year and you can check those out here: http://davidcitylibrary.com/drupal
Libraries across the country offer great services for the community and have, as in my experience, stepped up to also offer a sense of community through programs, educational opportunities and gathering for diverse groups.
Here’s a snip of Birmingham, Alabama’s Public Library system.
Birmingham Library Mission, Vision, and Values
The mission of the Birmingham Public Library is to provide the highest quality library service to our citizens for life long learning, cultural enrichment and enjoyment.
The Birmingham Public Library, building on its tradition of excellence and professional leadership, will be indispensable in linking people with the universe of information.
The Birmingham Public Library is committed to:
- Quality public service.
- Valuing and empowering employees.
- Free and equal access to information and resources.
- Honesty, integrity and responsibility.
- Embracing diversity.
- Collaboration and community partnership.
- Innovation in the delivery of library resources.
View their website here: http://www.bplonline.org/about
If interested, you can donate to The Birmingham Public Library Foundation right at their site:
The Birmingham Public Library Foundation fundraises to support programming, improve facilities, and purchase equipment that is beyond the library’s annual budget. The Foundation improves access to library resources—books and other reading materials, historical collections, educational programs, and technology—through the generous donations of individuals, foundations and corporations throughout the region. The Foundation believes that increasing the reach of the Birmingham Public Library can substantially improve the lives of Birmingham citizens.
And if you’re not in Alabama, please consider donating to your local library.