We welcome this season every year as a chance to expand our services during the hectic and fun-filled days of the Summer Reading Program. This year our theme will inspire participants of all ages to “Build a Better World.” We must not take for granted the meaningful and necessary services HPL provides to so many different constituencies in our community. This theme has helped motivate us to celebrate our own services and honor other service providers in our community.
In the spirit of building a better world, we are partnering with the schools in Huron to lead a school supply drive. When annual supply lists are released and school shopping trips commence, not every family in our community is equipped to obtain the necessary items to prepare their children to learn in the fall. We feel we can collectively be of service by gathering extra supplies, backpacks, and school clothes for the schools to distribute as needs arise. Please visit us at the circulation desk to learn what items have been requested. Collection will end on July 21 when the Summer Reading Program ends. Thank you in advance for helping a neighbor.
The Library is also partnering with the Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio for a community volunteering event on June 22. Serving Crawford, Erie, Huron, and Lorain counties, Second Harvest Food Bank is a leader in eliminating hunger and its root causes in our region.
Finally, we are pleased when we can rollout a new service that we find exciting and useful to the community. In an age of ubiquitous Internet connectivity, there are still people without a reliable broadband connection. Whether for information gathering, job hunting, or entertainment, the Internet can seem to be a necessary part of life. That is why Huron Library is now lending Wi-Fi Hotspots with the ability to provide a Wi-Fi signal to multiple devices anywhere you have cell phone service. If you have any questions, please talk to a librarian about checking out the Internet from the Huron Library. Please join us this summer as we all work to Build a Better World- we can’t do it without you. We’ll see you at the Library!