National Library Week (April 23-29) is upon us, and several of Rockland County’s public libraries have some exciting news for its patrons. This week, we’ll be highlighting some of the most beneficial one that we’ve discovered.
One of the most exciting upcoming additions to the Nanuet Public Library is the launch of their new musical instrument loan collection on May 16th. This program will allow patrons aged 14 and up to check out musical instruments using their library cards. Jessica Bowen Ossa, the director of Nanuet Public Library, sees this as a “really good way of utilizing the local library resources to try out a new hobby without further financial investment.”
Bowen Ossa, the director of Nanuet Public Library, also spoke about the important role libraries play in the community and how they are expanding their services to better serve their patrons. She fondly refers to libraries as the “fun version” of education, as they provide a haven for people to explore their interests in a less structured environment than school. Nanuet Public Library’s close proximity to Nanuet Senior High and A. MacArthur Barr Middle School allows students easy access to the library’s resources after school hours.
The library collaborated with Rockland Music Center in selecting the best instruments for beginners and arranging support for repairs when needed. The library’s ongoing effort to provide a diverse range of services also includes “Book A Librarian,” a service where patrons can book a 30-minute session for assistance with anything from résumé building to tech help.
Bowen Ossa also emphasized the importance of promoting digital content available at the library, such as LinkedIn Learning, language learning assistance, and movie streaming services. She encourages patrons to explore these resources, which can be accessed through their website with just a few clicks.
To celebrate National Library Week and support the Nanuet Public Library, The Friends of Nanuet Public Library will be holding a fundraiser at the Five Guys Nanuet location on April 26th. Be sure to stop by and grab a bite to show your appreciation for the library and its valuable services to the community.