The Franklin Public Library held an Open House for thier 20th Anniversary on Monday, April 2, 2012, from 4 – 6 p.m. The highlight of the program was the Grand Opening of the new Community Computing Center provided by the Library Broadband Builds Nebraska Communities Project Grant.
Franklin received more than $21,000 worth of equipment, furniture, and services through this grant. JoAnn McManus, Project and Program Manager, from the Nebraska Library Commission attended and spoke to those assembled about the grant and the new technology in Franklin.
A representative of the city council congratulated library director, Linda Gooder, for her efforts to bring this computer equipment to the community. He acknowledged the work she did and the time that it took. Several others commented on how pleased they were to have faster internet connections, computers, printers, and scanners at the library.
The crowd of nearly 70 people enjoyed cookies and coffee. A survey was available for all attendees to suggest ideas for programming and to volunteer their own talents. Bookmarks were given to everyone and prize drawings were held at the end of the event. It is apparent that the citizens of Franklin are proud of their library staff and the user-friendly facility they provide.
More RVLS Libraries will be hosting Open Houses, soon.
Superior Public Library–April 4
Arapahoe Public Library–April 11
Dundy County Library–April 11
Indianola Public Library–April 11
Harvard Public Library–April 14
McCook Public Library–May 1