Over the last 100 years our library has become a great place for literature, art, history, and entertainment. But this year we’re making a push to be even more.
Our community has asked for a place of life-long learning and opportunity. Of access and belonging.
That’s why we’ve changed our name to Mybrary, upgraded our WiFi, brought in new computers, opened up more collaborative spaces, and lots, lots more.
If you haven’t been here lately, or have never visited before, drop by, say hello, and see everything we’re doing to create discovery and connection for people of all ages. Here's a small taste of the new things you can explore with us.
Technical Literacy Whether you geek on tech and want the latest or find it all a bit overwhelming, we’re here to help the individuals and businesses of our communities make the most of it.
Business Growth We can point people to business resources like how-to videos, books, and recent articles. But even more, we’ll roll up our sleeves and help do the digging so the entrepreneurs in our community can get the answers they need to build success. You can even book time with a library staff member to help you research any topic.
Regional and Personal History We’re happy to help people learn more about development in our communities and changes in the regions we serve. We’re also here to support discovery about people’s personal history.
Community Connection and Belonging We’re developing programs so that Mybrary can be a hub for our community to connect well beyond books. Early ideas include resume workshops, star gazing, and even how to home brew beer. If you have an idea, we’d love to support it.
KEY CHANGES BEYOND THE NAME
After a careful financial review we are able to make the decision to go fine free. That means anyone who has had an overdue fee or has one now can 100% forget about it. Of course we hope people will borrow and return Mybrary resources, but we’ve learned the fines don’t encourage people to return things.
Instead people tend to not use the library.
We’re inviting everyone to stop by and see what’s new at our 100-year Centennial Celebration in Elko, Aug 6th from 1-5 pm.
Whether you come to the library regularly or haven’t been in years, you’re invited to have a look around, meet the staff and say hello to your neighbors. There will be complimentary beverages and great giveaways.
We’ll also be rolling out our celebration to all our branches and communities outside of Elko. Just go to exploremybrary.org to see when the Mybrarymobile and party will be hosting an event in your community.
BECOME A FRIEND OF MYBRARY.
For the last 100 years an all volunteer group called The Friends of the Library has donated time and dedicated their energy to hosting some amazing events and raising additional funding to support our library buildings and resources. Now that the most serious of COVID social restrictions are behind us, this group is seeking energetic, passionate and creative thinkers who are willing to help with this year’s Friends of Mybrary fundraising events. Ask any library staff member how to volunteer or call 775.738.3066.