Monday, January 19, 2009

New Year; New opportunities

2009 is upon us and we are planning an exciting year at the Wabash Carnegie Public Library. Before discussing 2009, I want to take a moment to thank the Wabash Carnegie Public Library staff and Board of Trustees for their support and work in 2008. Their dedication and hard work were reflected in increase in both items circulated and computer use from 2007. Hopefully, the Library will reach new heights in 2009.

There are a couple of items I want to highlight in this blog entry. Lottie Waggoner is leading the Spring Book Discussion starting in March. The theme for the Book Discussion is "War on the Home Front". The three books in the series are Life Class by Pat Parker (March 19th), Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky (April 16th), and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows (May 14th). All book discussions are on Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. here at the Library. We are in the process of ordering copies to sell. We thank Lottie again for her leadership and expertise!

We are looking forward to showcasing the Library for close to 130 librarians and support staff from various communities in Indiana on May 1st. In order to use the Library for this event, we will be closed to the general public on that day which is a Friday. Due to the limited space in the library, the staff can not hold a conference and provide library services simultaneously. Due to this unique opportunity to showcase Wabash and bring tourist dollars to Wabash, we are thanking the public in advance for its understanding. If you have any questions, you may call me at 563-2972.

As in 2008, we hope you are a frequent visitor to the Library. 2009 brings new challenges and the Library looks forward to meeting those challenges and provide you excellent library service.

Thank you for letting us serve you,

Ware W Wimberly III, Director