Computers – Provide high speed computer access to our community. Note: This plan cannot be satisfied in the current building due to space constraints.
Acquire 6-8 computers and a printer for public use.
Support their use with a knowledgeable person who can assist those who need help, trouble-shoot computer problems.
Provide classes to help those who are interested in specific computer skills.
Education Support – Provide tutoring, music and art classes.
In the current building, we will address this as requests come in for very small groups or single individuals.
In the new building, we will plan regular programs to address interests of local patrons including genealogy, cooking, art, music, exercise, careers, college classes, workshops, adult literacy, and arts and crafts.
Social Support – A place to gather in an open welcoming environment to chat with friends, read, get answers to questions, and enjoy.
Run regular children’s activities and story times. Coordinate with the after school and summer programs for kids to provide stories and books.
With the new building, we plan to provide a coffee shop and kitchen to provide the community with a place to socialize and have occasional dinners, meetings and classes. This vision includes exercise classes, food preparation classes or clubs, book clubs, children’s activities and play areas, and more expanded programming.
More coordination with the Museum is welcome.
Increased Access – extended hours to meet the needs of working people.
In the new library, we envision increased use of volunteers and some paid time to support programs. Currently, patrons have access to the books and materials of the greater Four County Library System. This allows the EFL to search holdings for the books and materials that our patrons need.
In the new building, we will provide space for community needs. Our vision includes the following:
Community rooms for meetings and activities
Youth programs and computer areas
More computers and computer assistance
Space to make art and music
Cooking classes in our Health Dept. certified kitchen
Expanded children’s programming and a play area inside and outside
Café for coffee and goodies for patrons to purchase