Libraries as institutions are fundamentally about resilience through free access to information for all. In the context of COVID-19, The Community Library continues to reimagine its services and outreach to connect our community to information, ideas, and each other.
On March 19, in response to Governor Brad Little’s shelter in place order for Blaine County, The Community Library and Gold Mine stores shut down their computers and sent staff home. In the six weeks since, our entire staff has been busy, remotely continuing the work of the Library through digital services and programming. We’ve also been preparing a plan to resume on-site operations and reopen the Library, Gold Mine, and Regional History Museum in alignment with community-wide efforts. Throughout this planning, the health and well-being of our staff and community are a top priority.
Join us for this 45-minute, livestreamed discussion to hear about our plans for a phased reopening, learn what Library services are available now and what services we’re planning to offer soon, hear about what changes to expect at the Gold Mine, and ask us your questions.
Note: You will need to register for a free Livestream account in order to ask us your questions during the discussion. You can also send questions in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Presenters will include executive director Jenny Emery Davidson, children’s and young adult director DeAnn Campbell, and Gold Mine stores managing director Craig Barry. We are here to serve YOU, and we look forward to seeing you again soon at the Library.