Services of the Library

IV. Services of the Library

The library provides materials and resources for information, entertainment, intellectual development, and enrichment of the people of the community.   The library should endeavor to:

A. Select, organize, and make available necessary books and materials.

B. Provide guidance and assistance to patrons.

C. Sponsor and implement programs, exhibits, displays, book lists, etc., which would appeal to children and adults.

D. Cooperate with other community schools, agencies, and organizations.

E. Secure information beyond its own resources when requested.  (Using interlibrary loan and other resource sharing methods provided through regional and state networks.)

F. Lend to other libraries upon request.

G. Provide services to patrons with special needs.

H. Maintain a balance in services to various age groups.

I. Cooperate with, but not perform the functions of, school or other institutional libraries. 

J. Provide service during hours which best meet the needs of the community, including evening and weekend hours.

K. Regularly review library services being offered.

L. Use media and other public relations mechanisms to promote the full range of available library services.