Talking up the value of the library is nothing new for staff at Wallkill Public Library in Wallkill, New York. However, according to Director Mary Lou Carolan, Geek the Library helped strengthen community engagement efforts.
“Geek the Library resonated so well because it is a progressive awareness campaign that leads up to what we all need to do, which is ask for support,” said Carolan. “You can warm people up, you can take them out to lunch, you can show them the programs, you can show them the smiling faces of the kids, but at some point, you have to say, ‘Look, we really need your support.’”
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