Tuesday, September 07, 2021

Help the Fond du Lac Public Library expand its services by identifying improvements at the library as being “very important” in a survey being offered by the city of Fond du Lac.

The city of Fond du Lac is surveying residents, business owners and organizations on how best to distribute millions of dollars provided by the federal government through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Identifying improvements at the Fond du Lac Public Library on this survey as “Very Important” will help city leaders understand that the community values the role of the library in helping vulnerable populations who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

On any given day, the Fond du Lac Public Library offers internet access for those who cannot get online otherwise, helps individuals find vital information they cannot find on their own, provides a comfortable place to rest for those who have nowhere else to go — and so much more. 

Access to library services, however, can be difficult at times for such individuals. As such, the Fond du Lac Public Library aims to improve access by creating an automated, 24/7 kiosk on the west side of Fond du Lac where new materials may be checked out and holds may be picked up. Other improvements could include improving library features such as furniture and self check machines, offering additional free WiFi hotspots for checkout, and more.

Such improvements require additional funding. Individuals who value the library’s ongoing mission to serve the community should signal their support by selecting “Library Service Patron Improvements” as being “very important” on the city of Fond du Lac’s ARPA funding survey.

The survey may be found at www.opentownhall.com/portals/364/Issue_10913 .