We have an exciting update for 2017: Starting this month we will be offering on demand 3D printer services! You may be excited at the thought of being able to print your very own designs without purchasing your own 3D printer. Or, you may be thinking this is cool, but why am I interested!? What can I make? You can make a ton of things. A simple Google search will pull up hundreds of designs.
At the Library there’s one thing that brings us together – our love of books! Being a bastion of books, we are often offered Advanced Readers Copies of upcoming best sellers. While we love those advanced reads, we know that you do too! We wanted to pass on that perk to you, but how would we tell who the biggest book nerd is?!
We're taking a short break this week, so to hold you over until next week's update, here's an adorable note found on the desk of the children's department of another library. Makes your heart happy, doesn't it? Have a great week, everybody! :-)
This past week was truly one for the record books here in Jacksonville. For several days we were faced with the threat of the most disastrous storm to hit our city in years. Trees were uprooted, homes were flooded, and businesses were destroyed.
Banned Books Week. Why do libraries celebrate it every year? It's about the freedom to read. Every American has the right to read what he or she wants to. In this day and age, censorship can run down a slippery slope. In other words, if one book is banned, why not another? And another? Soon, banning books and other forms of censorship would run amok in our society. The rights guaranteed to us under the 1st Amendment are part of what makes America great.
It seems like every year libraries across the country are faced with the daunting task of justifying their need for existence. There’s a misconception by some that because of Google, libraries are no longer relevant.
That couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, when we hear that position we simply remind people that libraries have one thing that Google doesn’t have --librarians.