Executive Director Jay Johnston says “I am looking forward to opening the main library to our community on Sunday afternoons this winter.” The Library Board wants to give everyone an opportunity to enjoy the library experience on those cold, dreary winter weekends. The Friends of the Library, with the Farmington Heritage Alliance, will present programs on various historic topics on these winter Sundays. The Friends also plan to host a concert, and the library will present a puppet show and an oral history program. In addition the library is launching a new program to collect two minute video history notes from grandparents and parents answering the question, “What do you want your great grandchildren to know about you?” These video notes will appear on the library web portal for all to see and learn from.
Johnston reminds the community that the Library Board is providing these additional services in the hope that people can have a better quality of life through the many programs and services that the libraries provide for residents of all ages. As The New York Times reported, a Pew Study on October 23, 2012 reveals that over 60% of young Americans frequent libraries; this runs contradictory to the popular notion that libraries are not on the under 30 radar. See you all at the Library on Sunday!