Douglas County libraries grow their collections of books and other materials to fit the specific needs of the community, said Alicia Adams of the Drain branch.
Librarians have answers
Librarians interact with children and adults who are looking for information. It’s been said that librarians are the original search engine, and they know how to find the answer that helps you rather than give you hundreds of answers to sift through. Read, explore, learn at libraries throughout Douglas County. Here are some stories:
Amateur genealogists seeking information on lost ancestors can turn to the library’s circulation staff. The library can order microfilm of newspapers from across the country and from many decades past. This service makes access to information – and completing that family tree – a reality.
“If we don’t have what a researcher may be looking for in our library system, then we go outside the library system,” said Sandy Black, former head of circulation for the Douglas County Library System. “We get a lot of thankful people for that service.”
With 11 libraries throughout Douglas County, residents never have to travel far to get the books they want.
All the information you need to repair and restore a car could be at your fingertips.
Need wifi? You can get it at every Douglas County Library location, even in small towns where it isn’t available anywhere else.
When in sixth grade, at a library book sale, a boy found a young adult novel about a boy and his dogs that sparked a lifelong interest.
Small-town social hubs provide important connections.
Staff at library locations connect the community with computers, hundreds of thousands of books and the right answers to all the questions on the planet.