Geek the Library: Henika District Library

Henika District Library is participating in the Online Community Library Center’s (OCLC) Geek the Library campaign.

‘Geek the Library’ is a community-based public awareness campaign designed to highlight the vital role of public libraries in today’s challenging environment and raise awareness about the critical funding issues public libraries face.

The public library’s role in building strong communities is more important than ever—especially in a tough economy. But as library usage increases, and the pressure to expand services intensifies, many libraries simply don’t have the necessary funding to support the new demand. At the same time, most are experiencing flat or decreasing budgets.

Although millions of Americans enjoy public library resources, and understand the transformational role libraries play for individuals and communities, most people don’t know if their local library is adequately funded or that they have an influential role in how well  their library is supported. The campaign is designed to help build public awareness that libraries need community support and adequate funding in order to remain strong.

Join Henika District Library for their Geek the Library Open House on Saturday, December 7 from 12PM – 3PM. Local Jazz musician Gary McCourry will be performing live, there will be light refreshments and the opportunity for you to have your photo taken with what you Geek.

Watch for them in the Holiday Parade and then head over to library to have your picture taken. They ask that you dress in dark colors if possible and take along a prop for what you Geek. That could be a bike, football, knitting or crochet, kayaking, canoeing or skateboarding.

Visit  www.geekthelibrary.org for information about how you and your community can support the public library.

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