7/15/12

MEET @ THE LIBRARY

    The Pueblo City-County Library District prides itself on providing a number of services that are vital for our community.  These include books and other library materials, information resources such as public access to the Internet, and several others intended to foster literacy, the joy of reading, and free and open access to information for all.  Yet, another important tenet of the public library is providing comfortable places for all sizes of groups of people to come together to exchange ideas. 
    It is in this spirit that the library offers meeting rooms for public use.  These rooms are intended for people to gather to connect with one another in order to share information, beliefs, and opinions.  In 2012 upwards of 100,000 people will gather in library meeting rooms throughout the county.  They will do so in order to share experiences and learn from one another. 
    Many of the library's public meeting spaces come equipped with technology to facilitate group communication.  The amenities include projectors and screens, white boards, flip charts, public address systems, WiFi and more.  They also include tables and chairs that can be configured to fit the needs of individual  groups.  The rooms can be arranged classroom-style, conference-style, theater-style, etc.  Importantly, the rooms are free and open to the public.  They are provided on equal terms to all persons and groups regardless of affiliation on a first-come, first-served basis.
    The ability for individuals in our community to freely gather to discuss, communicate, and learn from one another is critical to the success of an open, democratic society.  The Pueblo City-County Library District helps meet this need by providing public meeting rooms.  For more information about this service and to learn how to schedule a meeting room for your group, call Marilyn Baillargeon at 553-0227.
 

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Our community enjoys a rich and diverse history.  This is the story of the people and events helping to shape the saga of this region over ...