The U.S. population 65 and older is now the largest in terms of size and percent of the population according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Approximately 1.3 million people 65 and older (3.1% of the entire U.S. population) live in skilled-nursing facilities. Here in Alamance County, we are currently at 161,586 in population. Of that… Older American’s Month
My mama taught me to say thank you. Every Christmas and every birthday, I was required to sit down and write out thank you notes for the many gifts I received. I’ve been reflecting back on all the gifts Alamance County Public Library has received over the past year and how on earth to say… Thank You for Everything!
As a librarian, I have worked on a public service desk for many years. I answered questions, checked books out, taught technology skills and guided people of all ages through their information needs at the time. I have noticed one common thread in the past 12 years, and it is the same regardless of age,… Sharing Your Stories
Alamance County Public Libraries 2018 holiday hours have been revised. Graham Public Library will be open from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. on New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, the Fourth of July, Labor Day, Veterans Day, and the day after Thanksgiving [Black Friday]. May Memorial, Mebane, North Park… Revised Library Holiday Hours
December is always a busy month. Many of us are busy with holiday parties, celebrations, cooking, visiting with family members, and so much more. From Alamance County Public Libraries to you: We hope you have a wonderful holiday season however you celebrate. December is also a time to reflect on the past year. As I… A Time of Hope
As we talked to folks in our communities during the process of putting together a strategic plan for Alamance County Public Libraries, one thing that kept popping up was having more convenient hours of operation. Many of our families include both sets of parents working, or are single parent families with working moms or dads.… Alamance County Public Libraries Hours are Changing in 2018
Fall has finally descended upon us! Everyone I know is busy with weekend festivals, enjoying the cooler weather, and taking advantage of the wonderful natural resources we have right here in our backyard. Every weekend seems to be packed full with a different festival or cause. Then during the week work and school have all… Fall is Upon Us!
Our strategic plan process is officially finished and now begins the process of adjusting our goals to address the needs of Alamance County. Our strategic plan process was undertaken by citizens in our community, elected officials, and library staff but ultimately organized by our consultant, Dr. Chow. Through focus groups, community meetings, and one-on-one interviews… You have spoken and we are listening!
Summer is quickly approaching us here in Alamance County. That means different things for each of us; air conditioning, lemonade stands, fresh food from our gardens, going to the pool, BBQ’s with friends and family, vacationing, catching fireflies at dusk and so many other fond summer memory builders. It also means graduations, getting out of… June Summer Fun
A question that librarians are asked over and over again in this day and age is “are digital books the end of libraries?” Another version of this question is “is the Internet the end of libraries?” Most people that work in public libraries will be quick to tell you that neither scenario is going to… Building a Strategic Plan for the Library