Published : Thursday, January 9, 2014 | 4:38 PM
A recent Pew Internet survey found that most Americans know where their local library is, but many are unfamiliar with all the services they offer.Â On Saturday, January 25th, Crowell Public Library will demonstrate for its community the amazing selection of services and programs it has to offer when the library celebrates is sixth anniversary with an open house.
For those who havenâ€™t visited a library in awhile, surprises will be abundant.Â With the help of the Library Foundation and the Friends of the Library, Crowell will toot its own big horn from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.Â The library offers programs for seniors, teens and kids, cultural programs, historical programs, passport acceptance, test proctoring and local art on display. Â
During the Open House, there will be demonstrations on how to use the Libraryâ€™s databases and online applications that help patrons with tests, finding a job, downloading an eBook, finding money for college, learning a language as well as finding a good book to read.Â Visitors will be equally impressed with the selection of DVDs and CD’s available for checkout.
At noon, the Libraryâ€™s Foundation will announce the annual bookmark contest winners and then the Friends of the Library will present the titles and authors in their 2014 Meet the Authors series. This year they have expanded from One Book, One City to Four Books, One City.Â It just keeps getting better!Â Local vendors will be offering snacks and treats and the Friends Book Shoppe will have a 25% off everything sale:Â an enticement at every turn, inside the Library and out in the patio.
An Open House is the perfect way to demonstrate how Crowell Public Library has something for everyone. Donâ€™t miss this opportunity to learn about and appreciate this local institution whose goal is to provide a gathering place, an information center, a technology hub, and a book and media collection to serve the educational, cultural, and recreational interests of people of all ages.