By Shana Wade, Associate Director of Mesa County Libraries
Today is National Library Workers Day!
I’d like to take this opportunity to share how much I appreciate the staff at Mesa County Libraries. I get to work with the most amazing people on a daily basis. They are smart, funny, creative, helpful, and more than anything have a passion for serving our community. They take pride in making our community better one interaction at a time, one program at a time, or one class at a time.
Whether you’re a regular patron or just stop in occasionally, you probably don’t know about all of the great services the staff provide. You can get book recommendations from Janet, see one of Sandra’s story times, make drums with Kris, learn audio recording basics from Adam, or get a home delivery from Denise.
Need help with your smart phone or tablet? The Information Services team offers drop-in tech help on Tuesdays from noon to 2 p.m.
Want free, engaging activities for kids? Bring them to Kids Club on Wednesday afternoons at the Central Library, Clifton Branch, or Fruita Branch.
Looking for a great workspace with super-fast WiFi? Stop in to see Lexi at Factory, 750 Main St.
Want to engage in a lively book discussion? We have several book clubs to suit your interests.
Thanks to the Facilities and Security staff, we have comfortable, quiet places to study or meet with others. We have eight locations throughout Mesa County with knowledgeable, helpful staff at each one. The Collection Management team constantly adds interesting new materials for you to check out. Literacy Center staff train volunteers to work with students to improve their literacy skills. And of course the administrative team quietly keeps things running behind the scenes. These are just a few of the many examples that I could give of meaningful work done every day at the library and celebrated today on National Library Workers Day.
So, if you are one of the 2,000 people in Mesa County who will visit the library today, please join me in thanking the employees for the amazing work that they do.