Improvements made to Libby Library

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  • Malia Bennett, Susan Horelick and JoAnn Gerheim move books in the Libby Library. (Photo by Chuck Gerheim)

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    The Libby Library’s reading area is shown with its new color. (Photo by Alyssa Ramirez)

  • Malia Bennett, Susan Horelick and JoAnn Gerheim move books in the Libby Library. (Photo by Chuck Gerheim)

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    The Libby Library’s reading area is shown with its new color. (Photo by Alyssa Ramirez)

Some improvements were made to Libby Library during a recent closure for staff training.

“The library received a fresh coat of paint thanks to Maintenance Director Joe Nagle,” states Director Alyssa Ramirez in a news release. “After a week of polling patrons, ‘crocodile-style’ green was selected as the new color for our walls.”

Another improvement will better serve vision-impaired patrons who use the library’s Large Print Collection.

“When we first decided to make the large print books their own collection, the location ended up being the furthest corner of the library, [which is] not particularly practical for patrons,” Ramirez wrote. “While staff was at training, the Libby Friends of the Library took up the monumental task of not only relocating the Large Print Collection to a more convenient location but moving the entire Fiction Collection to make room.”

Libby Friends of the Library volunteers moved about 10,000 items, she wrote.

In other news, a “Brews for Benefits” night at Cabinet Mountain Brewing Company on Oct. 4 will benefit the Large Print Collection.

As a large number of our patrons are over 60 years of age, the use of our Large Print Collection is only increasing,” Ramirez wrote. “Unfortunately, these items are more expensive than regular print materials.”

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