Christmas is almost here
Posted By Laura Orlowski, Dec 19, 2011 - 04:47 PM
2011 is coming to a close and Christmas is almost here. This time of year, we often reflect on how the past year went and look forward into the new year with dreams and plans.
This past year has been a good one for the Camden Twp. Library. We received a grant that gave us 3 new computers and desks. We did some “creative” redecorating to attempt to give us more space in our small building. Our biggest achievement, by far, was receiving the Reinhardt grant for almost $25000.00.
With this grant, we will be doing some major remodeling work. We can’t do anything about the size of our building, but we hope to create a new friendlier look. We will be replacing ceilings, lighting, carpeting, and front windows. We are also going to be repainting our walls and redesigning our back handicap-accessible entrance. Our back staff work area will be remodeled to make it better for us to process books and store supplies. We will also be running new internet cabling so that our computer stations will run more efficiently. We are hoping to have the majority of the work completed in January/February, with as minimal interruption of service for our patrons. There will be a few days that we will have to close, but we hope not too many.
Also happening in the new year: we will begin one-on-one computer training sessions. The topics can be as basic as learning how turn on a computer to how to set up an email to learning how to use Microsoft Word or Publisher. We will have a schedule set up where patrons can sign-up for 1/2 hour time slots.
We are also working on our next American Girl party - featuring Molly, the World War II era girl. This party will be held on May 5th, 2012.
As you can see, we are going to be very busy in the coming months. Thank you for your continued support of the Camden Twp. Library.