West Hartford Public Library hopes for support for #LibraryGivingDay – We-Ha
Library Giving Day will help the West Hartford Public Library expand its services.
The past two years have been difficult for everyone. The pandemic has temporarily reduced the number of patrons in the physical library, but we are excited to welcome everyone back to our buildings and share our expanded services with the community.
In addition, on April 6 of this year, #LibraryGivingDay gone happen. Library Giving Day is a one-day fundraising event with the goal of encouraging people who depend on and appreciate public libraries to donate to their individual library system. And in turn, that support will go towards the incredible programs, services and materials provided by local libraries across the country.
Board Member Natalia Menjivar says, “The West Hartford Public Library is constantly innovating, finding new and fresh ways to extend resources to more patrons, deliver programs to everyone, and offer patrons access to new technologies. The mission of the library is to provide these services and resources free of charge. Once a year, #LibraryGivingDay gives us the opportunity to show our support for the library that gives so much to its community.
In late 2021, West Hartford Public Library introduced the Study Pod at Noah Webster Library and Smart Lockers at Bishops Corner Library. The study pod provides a quiet place for individuals or small groups to study, meet or work with limited distractions.
Library boss Alison says, “I’m on a Zoom call and that’s perfect for that!” The smart lockers replace and enhance the curbside pickup service at Bishops Corner Library, allowing library patrons to pick up their reservations at their convenience.
In addition to the library’s innovative services, the Noah Webster Library introduced Studio 20 South in early 2022, a unique digital creative studio that is a creative, collaborative and educational space that provides dedicated equipment, computers, software , production and coworking furniture. .
Library manager Laura Irmscher said: “We are delighted to welcome our customers back to expanded in-person services this spring. The library has a list of exciting upcoming programs, from the West Hartford Reads! event in April to lively outdoor programs at the Blue Back Square this summer. With support from the Foundation, we can add to the in-person services that have been missed during the pandemic with innovative services that meet community needs now and in the future.
Let’s not forget the amazing and consistent services the West Hartford Public Library has always had, including downloadable resources, discussion groups, programs, and information assistance. Many of these programs are possible through grants and the community donating to our Library Foundation.
On Wednesday, April 6, 2022, please consider donating to our Library Foundation on #LibraryGivingDay. The West Hartford Public Library likes to give back to the community that uses our services. Click here for more details.
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