Thursday, March 04, 2010
With Friends Like These
The Library Advisory Board met for their first meeting of the new year on February 9, and got down to business with a variety of discussion and action items. A revision of the library system’s policy on meeting room use was approved, and discussion was begun on the system’s Long Range Plan for the coming three years.
On February 16, Anahuac and Winnie were visited by the Lee College Educational Opportunity Center director and the new staff person who will be making regular site visits at Anahuac. The Center provides assistance to adults interested in going on to higher education at any venue, and assists with those trying to get a GED, needing financial aid application help, or other items relating to a return to school. This is just one instance where another service agency utilizes the libraries to approach the public in a convenient site; in another example, the federal census workers will be setting up shop at the libraries beginning in March to assist people with filing their census forms.
February of course includes St. Valentine’s Day, a perfect excuse for a special event day in the area of children’s programming. Our programming totals for children in the month of February show that we had 22 programs, with 232 children and 121 adults attending. Weekly story hours and the special afterschool and home school programs are included in this count.