Monday, August 2, 2010

Circluation New Highs, Revised Web Site, Suggestion Box, and Exciting Fall

Summer is winding down and the library has a terrific one at that. In the next paragraph or two, I will highlight some new "happenings and goings" for the library.

The 2010 Summer Reading Program has been awesome and quite a success. The 2010 Summer Reading Program has helped to spur two straight months of new high numbers for June and July in regards to library material checked out. In June, there were over 16.000 items checked out and over 14,000 items in July. There is definitely some reading going on this summer!

The library has been through a process of working with Visionary Enterprises on redesigning the library's web site. After a lot of drafts and revising, a design has been selected and the new web site should be in place this month or September at latest. I want to thank Wayne Barkey, Jeff Knee, and Polly Howell for their work and advise in this process.

The library is also in the process of putting in a suggestion box in the upstairs at or near the Circulation Desk. This is an opportunity for our customers to provide constructive feedback on ways of improvement, customer service, appreciation of, etc. We hope this provides an avenue for you to tells us "what you think" . You are always welcome to see me (door to my office is usually open) or contact me at (260) 563-2972.

Are you ready for Crafty Book Club or the Fall Book Discussion series? Both are back again this fall. The Crafty Book Club starts again on August 11 and we are taking sign-ups now. There will be a Crafty Book Club program each month until the end of the year (see previous blog entry for upcoming dates). Phyllis Downey will leading our Fall Book Discussion series starting in September. More details will be available in the near future. So make sure you join us for these events.

Thank you for your continued patronage to the Wabash Carnegie Public Library and we are serving you well!

See you at the library!

Ware W. Wimberly

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