As we move into a new year, I am thinking about the role of public libraries in our communities.
I work in a two branch library system in a beautiful agricultural area in Ontario. The contract to build a new library/arena/community centre complex to replace my 1851 building was awarded in the middle of December . The whole community is looking forward to having a new facility right in the heart of Beamsville which will revitalize the ecomonic and social fabric of the area.
Work to finalize the design starts in January. Library staff are looking forward to better serve our community with new programs and services when the complex opens mid 2014.
I hope that all of you in the public library community has many good things to look forward to in 2013.