­Library Seeks Community Feedback

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By Bryna Brennan
Member, Board of Trustees
The Northumberland Public Library will hold a series of public meetings in January to garner community opinions about future plans for the library.
The public sessions are scheduled for Jan. 6 in Burgess at Shiloh Church’s Fellowship Hall at 2 p.m.; Jan. 12 at 5:30 p.m. in Reedville at Fairfields Fire Department building; Jan. 21 at 7 p.m.  p.m. at the Northumberland Public Library in Heathsville, Jan. 27 at the Callao Fire Department building at 5:30 p.m.; and at the Northumberland County Community Center in Browns Store on Feb. 4 at 6 p.m.
“As we reach the 20th anniversary of being in our own home, we think it is a good time to find out what the community thinks the role the library should be in the next 20 years,” Library Board of Trustees President Eve Jordan said.
The sessions are expected to last roughly about an hour.  Light refreshments will be served and attendees will receive a thank-you gift and be eligible for a door prize.
The Northumberland Public Library hosts summer reading programs, community internet access and instruction, videos and audio recordings, a meeting room open for special meetings and a venue for such events as the petting zoo, arts exhibits and Books Alive.
“We need to make sure we are meeting the needs of the people in Northumberland County and the changing ways in which people use their library,” said Library Director Alice Cooper.
For more information please contact the Northumberland Public Library at (804) 580-5051.

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