The Laurel Public Library Has More To Check Out Than Just Books


TO HER DRAKE BUICK GMC OF EASTON C4 AND SALZBURG HERE ON DE MARVEL LIFE. WE LIKE TO KEEP YOU IN THE LOOP ABOUT WHAT’S GOING ON ON OUR BEAUTIFUL PENINSULA AND MAKE YOU AWARE OF OPPORTUNITIES THAT YOU MIGHT WANT TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF. THE ONE PLACE WHERE YOU CAN PRETTY MUCH BET THERE’S ALWAYS STUFF HAPPENING NO MATTER THE SEASON IS YOUR LOCAL LIBRARY WHETHER IT’S GETTING NEW BOOKS HOSTING DIFFERENT EVENTS OR OFFERING UNIQUE SERVICES TO THE COMMUNITY. THE LIBRARY STAYS BUSY AND IN TURN KEEPS YOU BUSY AND WE SET FOR OUR LIVES. KATIE IS IT REALLY TO THE LAUREL PUBLIC LIBRARY TODAY AND SHE JOINS US NOW TO GIVE THE STORY JIMMY AND LISA. THIS IS DEFINITELY A PLACE WORTH CHECKING OUT. GET IT ESPECIALLY FOR SOME OF THE NONTRADITIONAL SERVICES THEY OFFER HERE AND HERE TO TELL MORE ABOUT IT IS MY GAL GAIL GAIL BRUCE LIBRARY DIRECTOR JUST TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT WHAT YOU MEAN BY NONTRADITIONAL SERVICES WHERE EVERYBODY THINKS OF ALL THE TRADITIONAL THINGS THAT I RAISED YOU THE BOOKS AND THINGS LIKE THAT BUT A LOT OF LIBRARIES NOW ARE ACTUALLY MOVING INTO THE NON-TRADITIONAL AREA SO AS YOU CAN SEE RIGHT BACK HERE WE CAN CHECK OUT KEYBOARDS TELESCOPE’S WE HAVE COMPUTERS YOU CAN CHECK OUT A LOT OF DIFFERENT THINGS LIKE THAT YOU WOULDN’T NORMALLY THINK TO CHECK OUT THE LIBRARY AND WE ALSO HAVE A LOT OF DIFFERENT PROGRAMS WE HAVE OUR TEEN HYGIENE STATIONS WHICH SUPPLIES HYGIENE HYGIENE PRODUCTS TO OUR TEENS. WE DO BOOKS FOR BABIES SUPPLYING BOOKS TO UNICODE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL FOR THE NEW MOMS WE ALSO HAVE A JOB FAIR COMING UP AND IN ADDITION TO THE JOB FAIR WE HAD DONATIONS FROM OUR COMMUNITY TO HELP PEOPLE HAVE PROPER BUSINESS ATTIRE SO WHEN THEY COME FOR THE JOB FAIR THEY FEEL CONFIDENT IN WHAT THEY’RE DOING. WE DO MEALS WE DO MEALS EVERY DAY IN THE SUMMER FOR KIDS 18 UNDER WE DO AFTER SCHOOL MEALS DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR TO KIND OF MEET THAT NEED OF OUR COMMUNITY JUST A LOT OF DIFFERENT THINGS WE DO AN ANNUAL BLOCK PARTY. A LOT OF THINGS THAT PEOPLE DON’T THINK ABOUT THAT LIBRARIES STILL DO. PEOPLE IN TOWN KNOW THAT YOU GUYS HAVE THESE SERVICES A LOT OF PEOPLE DO BUT THERE’S ALWAYS A LOT TO DON’T AND A LOT OF PEOPLE ALWAYS SURPRISE WHEN THEY COME IN AND THEY KIND SEE WHAT IS BEING OFFERED HERE A LOT OF PEOPLE. YOU KNOW IT MAY BE THE FIRST TIME IN A LONG TIME THEY’VE BEEN TO A LIBRARY AND THEY’RE SURPRISED THAT IF YOU COME IN HERE AFTER SCHOOL WE’VE GOT A LOT OF KIDS AND YOUR AFTER SCHOOL YOU KNOW THEY’RE IN HERE AND THEY’RE YOU KNOW HANGING OUT THERE USING THE WI-FI THAT TYPE OF THING. BUT THEN IF THEY GO UPSTAIRS AND IT’S QUIET AND HAVE YOU A QUIET AREA ALSO. SO A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE SURPRISED WHEN THEY COME INTO LIBRARIES SEE WHAT IS ACTUALLY GOING ON. AND HAVE YOU KIND BUILT TOWARDS HAVING ALL THESE SERVICES OR HOW DID IT HAPPEN YEAH. WE STARTED IT SLOWLY WE KIND OF A MINDSET OF WHERE LIBRARIES DON’T DO THAT TOO WHY CAN’T WE DO THAT. AND ONCE WE KIND OF SHIFTED OUR THINKING THAT WAY THEN KIND OF OPENED UP A LOT OF POSSIBILITIES AND A LOT OF IT COMES FROM THINGS WE SEE OUR NEEDS IN THE COMMUNITY OUR CIRCLE GUARDS OUR DEPARTMENT HERE THEY HAVE A FIRSTHAND LOOK AT WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE COMMUNITY AND THEY HEAR YOU KNOW THEY NEED RESOURCES FOR HOUSING THEY NEED YOU KNOW JOB RESOURCES THEY YOU KNOW HOME HOME SCHOOL FAMILIES YOU KNOW THEY WANT TO DO MUSIC SO THEY CAN CHECK OUT THE KEYBOARDS OR THE TELESCOPE DO SCIENCE. SO IT’S A LOT OF THOSE DIFFERENT THINGS THAT WE HEAR FROM OUR PATRONS AND FROM OUR COMMUNITY THAT HAVE KIND OF LED US TO DO SOME OF THE PROGRAMS AND THE THINGS THAT WE OFFER. THAT’S SO AWESOME. I’M SO EXCITED FOR YOU GUYS. WELL THANK YOU. WE ARE TOO. ALL RIGHT YOU GUYS OF COURSE HAVE THE TRADITIONAL SERVICES AND WE’RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT THOSE COMING UP SO STICK AROUND WE’RE GOING HEAR ALL ABOUT THAT BACK TO YOU. JAMIE AND LISA I MEAN IT’S NOT LIKE THE LIBRARY IS OLD FASHIONED. THEY ARE ON THE CUTTING EDGE OF WHAT’S

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