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Spark Curiosity, Ignite Discovery!

Local library brings new services to encourage growth in community

 

by Sara Vogt - April 7, 2015

Spark Curiosity, Ignite Discovery, is the new mission statement of the Green Free Library! The director of the library, Leslie Wishard, is setting a direction of learning that will take the Wellsboro branch into the 21st century. Leslie has been employed in this library for 10 years and as a librarian for over 30 years and is still passionate about aiding the patrons who use their services. If you have questions or need help in finding different books or resources, the staff at the library are more than glad to assist you. In today’s feature we were able to take a closer look at their updated website and talked about the new databases available to the current 6000+ patrons.

Databases such as Mango (with over 60 languages to choose from to study) are available from your iPad, computer and other home devices, 24/7. There are also services from Ancestry.com (but these can only be used in the library building) to research your family heritage. The library isn’t just for books anymore, as it also incorporates the use of computers, access to different programs, laptops, printers, and DVD’s. There is a bookstore open during library hours with many selections for you to choose from at very reasonable prices.
According to the library website the Green Free Library actively participates in ACCESS – the Pennsylvania Library System’s interlibrary loan database, boasting three million items. Additionally, the library is a member of PaILS, a consortium of school, public and academic libraries. For more information on all that the library has to offer, please check out their website at greenfreelibrary.org. They also have a Facebook page to keep you up to date on all of the happenings at the library.

Today’s broadcast also features Hilma Cooper, Friends of the Library President. Currently there are 200 members (people from the community paying to support the library) in this organization. They have activities and projects to raise awareness of the library and to bring support financially. One of their tasks today was labeling books to be given to the seventh graders at the Rock L. Butler Middle School for an author presentation, sponsored by the Friends. Some of the other members who came to help today were Lillian Van Campen, Beth Siglin, Jackie Murphy (Treasurer), Nancy Bower, and Karin Meyer (Correspondent Secretary).

Two of the completed Friends projects are in the Pennsylvania Room – the clock that is now chiming after years of being silent and the framing of the Mary B. Robinson’s portrait. Mary bequeathed her family’s home, Chester Place – which after extensive renovations became the new library opening on January 26, 1917. Hilma also spoke about the event they are having on Tuesday, April 14 during National Library Week at Timeless Destination. The restaurant will be donating $2 of each all-you-can-eat pasta buffet meal (including meatballs, salad, and bread) ordered between 6-8:30pm to the Friends of the Green Free Library, with all proceeds going to the library.

Reservations can be made by calling Timeless Destination at (570) 724-8499.

You too can join the Friends by going to their website and filling out a registration form, with most families paying $25.00 dollars a year to support the library.

Credits:

Writing: Sara Vogt

 

Produced by Vogt Media

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