Library spaces

Libraries are for everyone, providing space for all to learn, to connect, and “to plug into the grid of public life,” according to Eric Liu, an American writer and founder of Citizen University.

Civic literacy

“There is a rewarding, even exhilarating role for each of us in making democracy real,” from Daring Democracy by Frances Moore Lappe.

Digital literacy

“This includes services and materials to access technology, build technology-related skills and confidence, and make beneficial use of digital resources and services to meet patron needs,” says Elizabeth Marszalik, Director of Collections and Technology.

Early childhood literacy

“The single most important thing we can do to help our children grow into thoughtful, compassionate, literate adults is to read aloud to them,” from Raising Bookworms: Getting Kids Reading for Pleasure and Empowerment by Emma Walton Hamilton.

Financial literacy

“This includes services and materials to improve management of personal finances, business start-up and development, and to build skills needed to find and apply for jobs and advance careers,” says Lori Pulliam, Director of Public Services and Programs.


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