MARCH 16, 201
By Catrina Vargo
Whether it was in light of, or despite of, the harsh winter weather, coupled with the aggressive leadership of Director, Carlie Hillman, The Lawrence County Library has been busy!
The door count for January was 4,407, and there were a total of 40 programs, with attendance of 928 people. Internet use was 1,329.
The board approved Nationwide as the new 401(a) retirement match plan, and will also be reviewing and updating library policies at every meeting.
Dan Miller, from Dan Miller Consulting has presented the first phase of development for the library’s strategic plan. He has compiled five years of audits and annual reports as well as statistics regarding Lawrence County to form financial and population projections through 2025. The next phase involves board, library staff, and community input. Several community sessions will be open to the public and those will be announced once they are scheduled.
The board will be implementing monitoring programs to prevent theft that will include radio frequency, and is also pricing some new genealogy equipment.
Director Carlie Hillman announced that the library’s new website was just launched.
Upcoming programs include ‘Pintrest Monday’s,’ which begins Monday, March 30, at 1:00 pm, Summer Reading Program, which will run from June 19-July 10 for all ages. This year’s theme is ‘Every Hero Has A Story,’ and Teen Week will be July 13-17. More information will be available on the website, closer to summer.
A new mural has been painted in the children’s area, which depicts a tree, with one branch that winds along the top of room. Hillman said, “I am already brainstorming on what I can do in the teen area.”
Hillman also announced that they are in the process of replacing all the library computers with new Dell touch screens.
The genealogy workshop that was cancelled March 7 due to weather, has been rescheduled to Saturday, April 4, from 10:00-12:00.
For more information on library programs and events, call 606-638-4497, or visit their website at lcplky.org. For customer convenience, the library offer late hours two days a week; Tuesday’s until 6:00pm, and Thursday’s they are open until 7:00 pm.