National Library Week, April 23–29, is a time to celebrate our nation’s libraries and library workers’ contributions, and also to promote library use and support. The theme for National Library Week 2023 is “There’s More to the Story,” illustrating the fact that — in addition to the books in library collections, available in a variety of formats— libraries offer so much more. Many libraries now lend items like museum passes, games, musical instruments, and tools.
Library programming brings communities together for entertainment, education, and connection through book clubs, storytime, movie nights, crafting classes, and lectures. And library infrastructure advances communities, providing internet and technology access, literacy skills, and support for businesses, job seekers, and entrepreneurs.
The Questa Library is welcoming more guests from the Village of Questa and surrounding communities as we grow into our larger facility. We are continually looking at opportunities to provide our programs and services to the community. Several exciting projects are in the works so keep an eye out for more to come from the library.
In Fiscal Year 2021-2022, there were 4587 visits to the library. Checkouts of items in our collection numbered 7,558, with an additional 176 items borrowed from other libraries in our Interlibrary Loan program. Our public computers were used 302 times by our community residents. And that doesn’t even include the uses outside the building on WiFi! Total attendance at library programs was 1734. As of the middle of March, 1, 283 members of our community have library cards.
Your appreciation of our Questa Library is heart-warming. Drop in to say “HI” during National Library Week. Grab a cookie and check out a book. Or just hang out with us for a bit. We look forward to seeing you!