Everyone loves free events. The Daviess County Public Library (DCPL) is currently offering an incredible lineup of programs at no cost.
“There are never any fees associated with any of our programs,” Adult Programming Coordinator, Lisa Maiden said. “Any events we host on-site will be free of charge.”
Programming found at the library is not only free of charge, but also available for all ages. DCPL takes pride in events for kids, teens and adults, offering something for every age group at least once per week.
Wanting to make the programming diverse, Maiden mentioned they have five goals when choosing programs, ” creative and literary arts, culture and society, technology, hands-on/experimental/active body learning, and then physical exercise.”
For future programming, Maiden said she and the team always strive to reach out to those they haven’t in the past.
“We’re always trying to reach more people and we have something for everyone,” Maiden said.
For adults, drop-in crafting time, which occurs on the first Thursday of every month, is very popular, along with their book folding class which is scheduled for Thursday.
Marketing Coordinator, Kara Beth Schroader said, on the children’s side, the most well-attended programs typically involve any character that’s been popular.
“We’ve had Batman, Pete the Cat, Paw Patrol, and many others,” Schroader said. “Families want options that are affordable, and again, all of our programs are free.”
“The ballyhoo” is their printed newsletter, which includes a schedule of events in two-month increments. On the inside, it easily breaks events down per age category with full descriptions of each event, dates, times and any required registration. The same calendar can also be found conveniently online at the events portal of their website.
“We try to get the word out any way we can including social media platforms, our newsletter, our website, and absolutely word of mouth,” Schroader said.
Schroader said the library’s outreach team takes the library’s mission to the streets.
“We see several thousand children out in the community every month. Daycares, schools and even leaving books at local laundromats and doctors offices through our program ‘books while you wait.'”
Yet Schroader’s biggest encouragement to the community was to simply walk through the doors.
“I think you would be surprised,” she said. “We offer something for everyone and we want you here.”
For first-time visitors, Schroader advised going straight to the information desk, where she said someone would be available to assist patrons.