A Message from our Director, Kacie V. Armstrong
Greetings from the American Library Association annual conference in San Francisco! This year the theme “transforming our libraries, transforming ourselves” is especially meaningful as we celebrate our 80th anniversary. Euclid Public Library has undergone significant changes in our 80 year history. The library started in four elementary schools and has grown into a 48,000 square foot, award-winning library! No matter the technology, the type of service or program, our mission of excellence, professionalism and learning remains the same.
This July, we also celebrate our nation’s independence. The concept of freedom will resonate with many. Laws are changing and we have the opportunity to learn and grow together. Freedom of information and access has long been a concept that librarians have championed. Our hope is that no matter how challenging a discussion, we all can learn more through a visit to the library. Our collection of books, movies and music showcases both sides of various issues and helps us all to learn more about the beautiful tapestry of diversity that not only shapes our nation, but our own small City of Euclid.
There are a variety of informative programs this month and I personally invite you to try out something new. If you are used to reading mystery or romance, try an action or horror book. If you typically check out magazines or books on CD, try one of our new digital services like Hoopla or Zinio.
Do you realize that by being actively engaged in the library today, you will impact generations to come? Your involvement helps us to continue to transform library services and ensure that 80 years from now, the Euclid Public Library will continue to be known as the “gem” of this community.
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If you would like to see the most current copy of our annual report just link here: 2014 Annual Report