Exciting things are happening at Converse County Library, kicking off today, February 11, during their self-declared “Celebration for Library Lovers.” First off, they are going fine free! As of today they’ll no longer assess fines for overdue books. The new logo (above) debuts today, as well as a brand new library website at www.yourccl.org.
“Our board believes that removing barriers and increasing access for all readers is a priority,” said Library Director Cindy Moore. “We don’t like to see good readers and great library users feel discouraged about using the library because of fines.”
Converse County Library is joining a consortium of libraries by adding Overdrive to the rich selection of databases already provided by the state. The state offers Cloud Library, RB Digital and RB digital magazines which are used frequently. Overdrive provides another option for ebooks, downloadable audiobooks, digital magazines, and videos.
The library is also adding mobile HotSpots to the circulation catalog. “Converse County is a rural community with many outlying ranches, work sites, and small communities,” Cindy said. “We hope that by adding HotSpots, library users will be able to access the Internet where it’s needed to bridge the digital divide in our county.”
During this Library Lovers’ Week, they’ll highlight different aspects of library services — Tuesday will show off teen services, Wednesday’s feature is juvenile services, and offerings for adults will be all week long. They’ll have computers set up with some tech help for the new library app, Overdrive and our new website or anything patrons may need assistance with. On Thursday and Friday refreshements will be served 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and on Saturday we will have our Annual Chocolate Festival. If you’re a Converse County resident, stop by and see all the reasons to love your library!