(Foundation Director Amanda Cole, CCL Executive Director Renee Brumett, Foundation President Bryan Cox, Foundation Treasurer Barb Stillings, Foundation Vice President Shay Shoemaker, Foundation Director Sue Marshall.)
Exciting changes are happening.
Thanks to a $5,568.99 grant from the Christian County Library Foundation, innovative services are being added that will greatly improve the community’s access to library resources. Reserving spaces to study and meet, easy registration for library events, convenient payments and exposure to local artists are all coming soon.
The Christian County Library is more than just a brick-and-mortar bookshelf. It’s a destination. A place where our community meets, plays, interacts and learns new things. And it is our hope that with these new services and resources, a visit to the library will become even more of a can’t-miss experience.
Event Management Software
Outdoor concerts, book clubs, author visits, yoga, storytimes, crafts—some of these events might not be synonymous of when you think “library,” but each week, there is something happening for adults, teens, tweens and families. With everything going on, we need a new event calendar to keep track!
EventKeeper from Plymouth Rocket will improve everybody’s ability to discover upcoming library events sortable by date, location or age. Registering families and groups will be a breeze and each attendee will receive automated email reminders ensuring that they will never miss an opportunity to connect, grow and make memories.
Meeting and Study Room Registration
An additional feature with EventKeeper is online reservation for the library’s meeting and study rooms. We know finding a spot to hold a gathering can be difficult, so each community branch is equipped with both large meeting rooms and smaller study spaces—free to use. With this new software, anyone can reserve a meeting space online or in person.
Square Point Devices
The library’s point of sale system will also be receiving an update, making library payments easier and safer. Square, a credit card processing software, will be loaded onto iPads for credit card payments of library fines, purchase of library merchandise and giving donations securely while safeguarding sensitive financial information.
Art Display Rails
Time to add “art gallery” to the library’s resume! Showcasing local art is yet another way we can connect with the community, from highlighting the talent of rising artists to displaying the works of seasoned professionals. Installing special art rails in all locations will not only enhance the library’s décor but add to the overall visitor experience. We are particularly excited to partner with area schools to present student creations and inspire new generations of artists because art has the ability to promote and stimulate creativity.
Adjustable Crafting Tables
For many households, storytimes, crafts and passive play in the library are highlights of the week. To continue to provide quality events that are accessible, we are adding five new tables to the Children’s areas. Adjustable legs allow these tables to meet the needs of any child safely and since they are specifically designed for school use, they are easy to clean and extremely durable.
Fulfilling the library’s mission of expanding access to innovative, community-driven facilities and services sometimes requires a little extra help. Support organizations, such as the Christian County Library Foundation, provide those supplemental funds to make projects like these a reality.
Are you excited about these new services and resources? Consider joining the Library Foundation to make an impact on others in the community and be an integral partner in providing lifelong educational opportunities for our community. For more information, visit christiancountylibrary.org/foundation