Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Library Round-Up!

Welcome to Tanya Ochoa, the new library director at the Betty Foster Public Library in Ponder Texas! Tanya comes with vast customer service experience.

Yesterday, I met with Tanya and changes are in the air. The library has been rearranged and new furniture highlights the updated design. While this library is small square footage wise, it is outreaching its community well.

I also visited The Colony Public Library and received the grand tour from Joan Sveinsson, the library director. The library was remodeled in 2000 and like so many of our libraries, is growing fast and needs space. While I was there, around lunch time, all of the computers were full, there were many parents with their children, and staff busily helping patrons. I was surprised to learn that The Colony was incorporated in 1977 - so it is a relatively young "official" community. Joan and her staff are busy working on a local history project to coordinate the community's history - including details of original landowners and gifts. Once completed, this will be vital resource for the community.

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