If you haven’t heard me say it before – one of my favorite places in the world are public libraries – they’re better than the Internet as they have been around a lot longer and they don’t let bozos like me contribute their opinions as facts.
Here’s some info that you need – if you feel like I do.
Charleston County Public Libraries are at a crossroads, balancing the increased demand for services against continuing budget cuts and recurring public requests for more and bigger libraries. Faced with hard decisions about the Library’s future, a comprehensive Strategic Plan is underway to create a roadmap of specific actions needed to improve services and to address future buildings needs, operations and programming.
A major part of the process starts Monday, May 9, 2011, with a series of Community Meetings to gather input from county residents about how they use the library, what they like or don’t like and what changes they want to see for CCPL in the future. In addition to the community meetings, there will be focus groups and telephone surveys throughout the week. Residents unable to attend a meeting can go to the library’s Web site – (www.ccpl.org) – to complete a quick online survey question or send an e-mail to (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Dates and times for CCPL community meetings include:
Monday, May 9 at 6:30pm – Dorchester Road Regional, 6325 Dorchester Rd., North Charleston and at Mt. Pleasant Regional, 1133 Mathis Ferry Rd., Mt. Pleasant
Tuesday, May 10 at 6:30pm – Otranto Road Regional, 2261 Otranto Rd., North Charleston
Wednesday, May 11 at 6:30pm – St. Andrews Regional, 1735 N. Woodmere Dr., Charleston
Thursday, May 12 at 6:30pm – Main Library, 68 Calhoun St., Charleston and at John’s Island Regional, 3531 Maybank Hwy, John’s Island
For further information contact Jamie Thomas, Public Relations and Marketing Manager, Charleston County Public Library, by calling 843/805-6817, e-mail at (email@example.com) or visit (www.ccpl.org).