I live at the library and I believe this is true for most seniors. Going to the library is a social event and a place where you can get a friendly hello from the staff. It’s almost like Cheers without the alcohol.
Within the last year the library received a new Director. I know this as I read all her emails. She is quite insightful and I was proud of my library especially when I learned through her emails how much they did for folks during Hurricane Matthew.
As I scanned the library class board I noticed there was a new event the Director had developed. It was a competition to see which library had the most attendance. The library could get credit if there was participation in a library program, if a program evaluation was turned in, if you volunteered at the library, or if you introduced yourself to a library staff member. There would be a grand prize drawing and while there was no limit on submissions only one form per activity was allowed.
After reading this I was curious how serious this event was being taken. In my years in management I realized there is often a disconnect between the worker bees and those in charge. However, my local library staff was taking this quite seriously and I now know the last names of all staffers, have joined the volunteer group and my calendar is filled with dates for program events. I’ll keep you posted on who wins.