No longer just repositories for books, public libraries have reinvented themselves as one-stop community centers that aim to offer something for everyone.
Writing in the New York Times, Winnie Hu nails it:
In so doing, they are reaffirming their role as an essential part of civic life in America by making themselves indispensable to new generations of patrons. They’re adding weekend and evening hours; hiring more librarians and staff; and expanding their catalog of classes and services to include things like job counseling, computer classes and knitting classes.
Now consider the reality. They’re fulfilling those ambitious missions not through the sole support of city governments, generous but strapped to the max. But through the support of extraordinarily generous people — like you.
We’re no different at The Fairhope Public Library. All these wonderful things we can do — it all begins with your support. Please explore our website to learn more about how the Fairhope Public Library Foundation helps support our community’s library.