More than 250 guests visited the Hubbard Public Library during the fourth annual open house held April 14 at the library.
The event is scheduled each year during National Library Week to draw attention to the life-altering opportunities available at the library.
Through the Clevnet library consortium, the library provides access to more than 10 million physical items plus free access to hundreds of thousands more downloadables such as music, magazines, ebooks and audiobooks.
Charlene Gilson and her canine companion, Bella, from K-9s for Compassion, met with assistant children’s librarian Nancy Grapevine at the fourth annual library open house held April 14.
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Anyone with a curious, hungry mind can enjoy a bottomless trough of information and entertainment at the library. From patrons who have never touched a computer to those who insist on owning the latest smartphone, iPad, android tablet or Kindle Fire, the library has resources for everyone, according to library director, Sherry Ault.
The library hosts free computer classes and Internet workstations for beginners, free wifi access for laptop and tablet users and two technology educators to help individuals with personalized one-on-one sessions to set up their tablets and other devices to download free books, magazines and music. Items can be printed from a patron's home to the library's state-of-the-art Xerox workstations.
The open house was sponsored by the library's Friends group which is headed by President Bonnie Viele and officers Loretta Pettola and Pat Klinich. Additional volunteers included K-9s for Compassion members Virginia Gilmore and Titch, Charlene Gilson and Bella and Lynn Davis and Sophie. Young musicians, Josie Wagner and Declan O'Hara entertained visitors with their violin skills. Meagan Marstellar managed the KMR photo booth and provided fun props so guests could pose for pictures and receive a free color photo bookmark. Devine's Shop 'n Save donated $50 for the purchase of refreshments. The YAC @ HPL teens were joined by other teen volunteers to share their technical expertise and library enthusiasm. Dale Alfredo and the Teen Eagle Eye Camera Club were also at the event to record color photographs that can be viewed on the library's Facebook page.
For more information, contact the Hubbard Public Library at 330-534-3512 or online at www.beyond-books.org.