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.
Adams vividly remembers chatting with a young mom who had dropped out of school five years before and wanted to get her GED. She didn’t have Internet access at home, or time to take classes, Adams said. The librarian ordered books to help her study. Months later, the mom came back to share her success. She passed her GED tests.
“The sole purpose of a library is to serve and benefit our community,” Adams said. “If it’s for education, entertainment, or socializing, it’s all the same. We’re here for our community.”