When we moved into our new building in 2009, we decided to migrate our community bulletin board to its own dedicated place on our website and supplement it with digital panels in our Main Street area.
Unfortunately, our community never really took to it. Turns out, our patrons want a good old fashioned cork board where they can peruse goings on about town.
When I formed our Senior Advisory Board this past winter, a community bulletin board was one of the very first things they asked about. Admittedly, I hemmed and hawed a bit just because these things are a lot of work to maintain and I was afraid it would put a lot of strain on our front line staff. But my seniors persisted. They did not let me forget. And eventually my light bulb moment came.
This is not my library. This is their library. If they want something, then by golly they shall have it! So here is our Community Bulletin Board! I am going to have a miniature ribbon-cutting ceremony for it at our next SAB meeting on June 5.