Glacier Bank Polson Branch Vice
President Shauna Rubel.
Rubel learned about the library’s importance while serving on the Greater Polson Community Foundation Board.
“Learning what’s available for everybody, adults included, was pretty eye opening,” said Rubel as she noted library services for adults including computers, technology classes, and the ability to copy and fax documents. With Glacier Bank’s support of the Next Chapter Campaign, the library will have the opportunity to serve and support even more people throughout the area.
Technology Services Expand Under Next Chapter Campaign
The North Lake County Public Library Foundation’s Next Chapter Campaign is excited to expand the Library’s essential technology services to the community through the upcoming renovation.
“COVID-19 has highlighted the importance for virtual learning and remote working,” said Connie Brownell, president of the North Lake County Library Foundation. “We see how vitally important technology is for everyone, and the library is committed to offering the community a safe place to access reliable internet and technology.” The bigger interior space will allow the library to have more computers for adults and a dedicated kids’ computer section. The plans also include a dedicated Makerspace to house the library’s 3-D printer and offer a space for community members to utilize special equipment for creative projects.
“We’re proud to offer tech support to our patrons as well as computer and Wi-Fi access, printing, copying and faxing, and access to our 3-D printer,” Library Director
Abbi Dooley said.
The library currently offers nine public access computers, two kids’ game computers and reliable Wi-Fi throughout the facility. During the 2019 fiscal year, there were 7,612 internet sessions launched from computers and nearly 20,000 Wi-Fi sessions from patrons’ personal devices.