Libraries Lend a Hand in Tough Times

by Bufkinite@evpl on Friday, June 12 2009, 10:01am. Viewed 824 times.

This morning the Today Show ran a segment on the important role libraries play during economic recessions.  The current economic downturn is no exception, as the clip discusses.

Here at EVPL we have responded to the recession in many ways.  For one thing, we have hosted and are hosting workshops on finding employment.  For another we make workstations available at Central Library's Tech Center on Sunday afternoons from 1 to 2 p.m. just for people needing to file their weekly unemployment claims.

What do YOU think the library could or should do to help Evansville residents during these hard times?


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mapaton50 wrote
on Tuesday, June 16 2009, 9:11am

I agree that the library does an awesome job, especially in hard times. I use the library's databases, p.c.s, audio books, dvds, and print books. I really can't think of anything further that the library needs to do, but I do plan to take advantage of the employment workshops. Keep up the good work!.