Rural Small Library Needs Updating!
In addition to the traditional use of a library, we serve as a hub for the community to receive technological access, entertainment, and community educational and social programs.
Computers are available to our patrons for both internet and project work. We provide printing and faxing services to the community. We offer entertainment options for our patrons to borrow with DVD and VCR movies as well as e-readers, audiobooks, magazines and music CDs. An important part of our services are the social and educational programs we offer. Knitting and book clubs, summer reading programs, children’s activities, skill learning workshops, crafts, and author visits. All of these programs provide social opportunities for our community.
We would like to update our resources inside the building that we use daily and are becoming quite dysfunctional. Here is our list of needs and wants to update our library and bring us into the 2010s and beyond to best serve our patrons:
NEEDS FOR DAILY USE
-- Black/White Laser Printer - $350 or Color Laser Printer - $500
-- Color Copier - $600 or Regular Copier - $500
-- Vacuum cleaner (current one 18 years old) - $500
-- 2 chairs for staff desk area - $400 each
-- Additional shelving for books - $2,000
-- 4 chairs for computer area (current ones are 18 years old) - $400 each
-- 7 computers (current ones average 9 years old) - $600 each
WANTS FOR ADDED SERVICES
-- MPLC Umbrella License for Public Libraries - $120
-- USB Video Projector - $350
-- 3D printer & supplies that go with it - $3,000???
-- Public Program Funding - $500 or $600
With your help we can continue to provide excellent services to our small rural town. Thank you!