Every day 300,000 Americans get job-seeking help at their public library. There are more Wi-Fi hotspots at public libraries (12,000) than at Barnes & Noble and Borders book stores combined. Every month 2.8 million business owners and employees use resources at public libraries to support their small businesses. Every day Americans borrow 2.1 million DVD’s from their public libraries, and more than 225,000 people use library meeting rooms. Every year, Americans visit their libraries more often than they attend movies or sporting events. Nation-wide we enjoy $82 million of value every day from the materials we check out at libraries. Two-thirds of Americans have a library card – do you? Celebrate America’s public libraries during National Library Week, April 11-17, by stopping by your local library! (Statistics from “How Libraries Stack Up 2010“).
September is Library Card Sign-Up Month. Local businesswoman Connie Gault agrees!: http://www.4cls.org/gault.wmv
Our youth services and teen departments are bringing you all-in-one audiobooks in an easy-to-use player! Join us on Thursday, January 16th from 2:30-4:30 pm for the launch of our new Playaway collection! Learn how to use a Playaway and get some free accessories.
The GFJ Library, in conjunction with the Four County Library System, will be offering downloadable e-books and audio books starting in early 2011. The service will be through our relationship with Overdrive, a leading provider of digital content to libraries. If you’re thinking of buying (or receiving!) an e-reader for the holidays, you may want …
Thank you to everyone who made our Public Computing Center Grand Opening a huge success! Click here to see pictures and learn more. Don’t forget to
There will be no open hours in the Tech Center this Saturday, April 4.
GFJ needs your help! Along with the Your Home Public Library (Johnson City) we have not received an increase in funding since 2008. We hope to place a proposition on this November’s ballot seeking an increase designed to fund the libraries for another four years. But first we need to collect some 2,000 petition signatures. …