In May, the Garfield County Libraries began the process of gathering information to create a new strategic vision. As part of that process, we have hosted a community meeting in each of our towns. We are grateful to all who have attended these meetings, and for all of the opinions given and ideas generated.
While all six of our community meetings have already taken place, there is still time for you to give your input. There is a survey available on our website, www.gcpld.org, as well as at each of our libraries. It asks questions such as how often you visit the library, what services you use, how you know about events, and what would make you want to visit more. The survey is anonymous, takes about 5 to 10 minutes to complete, and is available in both English and Spanish. After completing a survey you have the option to enter to win a $25 gift certificate to a local business.
So far, more than 800 people have completed our survey. If you are one of those people, we thank you. Every answer matters. Each survey gives us a better picture of how we can make improvements, and what our future should look like. If you have yet to complete a survey, we’d love it if you would give us a few minutes of your time. Please stop by a library or go online by Sunday, Aug. 31, and share your thoughts with us.
Friends Book Sale and Silent Auction
Find a great read at a bargain price. The Friends of the Library will be holding a Book Sale & Silent Auction on Friday, Sept. 5, and Saturday, Sept. 6, at the New Castle Branch Library. The silent auction will feature baskets full of books and other goodies. There are children’s baskets, including one with a special Goosebumps theme. There are others that feature books for adults — including a wine basket. The sale will be held in the Community Room, and will be open both days from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The pricing is as follows: hardback books, $1; paperback books, $.50; children’s books $.25; and DVDs / CDs, $1.
And there will be specials throughout the weekend, so come by and check it out. All proceeds help support the library.
All six Garfield County Libraries also have ongoing book sales available every day the libraries are open throughout the year. If you have questions or would like to donate books, please contact your local library.