Monday, February 6, 2017

Happy Birthday, GPL!

Not everyone gets to be present when the institution they work at turns 100 - it's even more special when that institution is a landmark in the community, a place open and inviting to individuals from literally every walk of life.  Libraries are one of this nation's great equalizers, offering opportunity and access for all, and today the place that has not only been my employer but my home for the last ten years will see the dawning of a new century.  The future is bright for GPL with a staff motivated and excited about changing the way the community views reading and literacy.  But first we celebrate.

Months after I started at the Greenwood Public Library we held a party for our 90th birthday.  It was a small affair cheered on by very enthusiastic staff.  Ten years later (Ten years!  It's so hard to believe it has been that long) we're planning an actual shindig, a celebration, a community event at which the entire city of Greenwood can participate in sharing memories and making new ones .

You should join us.  There will be cookies (just in case you needed a little incentive).

You should also listen to our latest podcast with our Director, Cheryl Dobbs, and a fun conversation about how we all became librarians  and our favorite GPL memories.  Just click the play button.  Go it.  It's a good time.

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