The traditional image of a library likely includes a library card,
stacks of books, and a librarian at the circulation desk. But the
world has changed dramatically in the 83 years since Shaker
Library was founded. The card catalog is digitized, self-check
computers sit on the circulation desks, and those stacks of books
have been moved to make more space for studying, independently
and collaboratively, and for meetings, programs, and other events.
Libraries are aggressively moving into a range of services
beyond book lending. Today’s libraries provide comprehensive
services to help their communities grow and thrive. Today, people
come to the library to find a new job, learn a skill, take a GED test,
or an ESL class – to find information to improve their lives.
@ Shaker Library
Me a Story
Shaker Library’s ever-evolving
methods of access to information reflect
strategic moves into a range of services
beyond book lending.
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