As discussed in the previous blog entry, the Indiana Senate recently passed a bill that could possibly change the structure and organization of public libraries in the State of Indiana including Wabash County. As of April 5th, the bill referred to as Senate Bill 348 was not heard in the Indiana House of Representatives. It appears (although things can change quickly in the legislative sessions) that the bill will not be passed by the House and thus is considered politically "dead". Public Libraries as part of the overall discussion of streamlining local government will most likely continue to discussed in future Indiana legislative sessions past 2009.
Lottie Waggoner is currently leading the Spring Book Discussion. 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 had a great first book discussion and encourage you to attend the one in April and May. We thank Lottie again for her leadership and expertise!
We are looking forward to showcasing the Library for over 100 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.
Finally, I just want to thank the community and patrons. It is a honor to serve this community.