As the year progresses and we get closer to the holiday breaks for school-age children, I’d like to share some library etiquette that will make the experience for our customers coming to the library more enjoyable. To begin this post, I’d like to describe what libraries are today to our customers. No longer are they just the place to come for storytime and to pick up books. Libraries have become more of a community meeting place/center for all of our customers. Now libraries are places for customers to come for job help, such as filling out resumes and learning how to do job searches. They are places where our staff try to keep current with different software programs (such as Microsoft Word and Excel) and schedule one-on-one computer sessions to help people who want to learn how to use those programs. We provide notary services, passport services, fax services, showers, and outreach programs for the homeless. And we present different programs that address a needed service in our communities. For us, the library and its customers are a part of our community whether we live around the area or not. It’s a place where we try to provide a safe haven for all who come through our doors. So how can our customers help us continue providing all of this to anyone who walks through our doors? Here is a list of things that will make the experience enjoyable for all of us.
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