Community. It’s what drives us every day. We spent all of last year celebrating the fact that, in 1973, the people of Norridge and Harwood Heights decided that a public library was essential to their communities.
We take that decision very seriously. 40 years later, what do we need to do in order to remain essential to you? A while ago, we conducted a survey asking you about library services, programs, hours and materials. You talked, and we listened. Here are some ways in which you’ll see us responding to what you told us.
This year, we’re offering, “Sundays in the Summer.” You told us you love us so much that you are willing to visit us on Sundays, even during the summer. We would love to see you, too. If all goes well, we’ll consider making “Sundays in the Summer” permanent.
You will see us more often out in the community, at places like the Norridge Farmer’s Market and the outdoor film festival we’re co-hosting with the Norridge Park District. We’ll also be visiting area businesses to offer our help with resources on management, market research, and other information.
You will be able to download more eBooks, movies, audiobooks and music. By the end of the year, you will (hopefully) see a brand-new catalog allowing you to search what we have in the library, including digital resources, more easily. Don’t have an eReader? We’ll loan you one filled with the latest best sellers, and award winners. We’ll also offer more classes on iPads, mobile apps and Android tablets.
We want our community members to know how important you are to us and how much we appreciate your support. We have started hosting “Coffee with the Director,” a monthly program offering you the opportunity to meet informally with me over a cup of coffee and share your thoughts. Comment cards can now be found throughout the library, too.
We are committed to providing you the best in books, movies, games, programming, classes and customer service. Next time you need something, think of us. We’re here for you.