Summer of Tours: Bexley Public Library

We are kicking off our Summer of Tours in Bexley!

The team at Bexley Public Library is very excited to welcome CO-ASIS&T to their library! Founded in 1924, Bexley Public Library (BPL)’s mission is to enlighten, engage, and inspire a community of lifelong learners. They’re currently ranked a 4-star library by Library Journal.

In the past decade, BPL has experienced exciting changes. They joined the Central Library Consortium, updated the building and services with public meeting rooms, local history space, computer lab, and teen space. They started circulating unique items, including musical instruments, telescopes, birding kits, hotspots, rokus, and board games.

BPL’s programming has grown over the last decade as well. They have aimed to provide a community space for emerging authors and artists, and to provide increased access to internationally renowned authors, such as Colson Whitehead and Elizabeth Strout with the Community Author Series. BPL works collaboratively with community partners to offer current events programs, such as their recent successful three part series called “Safe Conversations about Race.”  They support their programming by recording certain events and interviewing program guests on The BPL podcast.  

On the tour, the BPL team will walk us through the building, specifically highlighting their unique circulating items collections, Creation Station, displays, and shelf-talker initiative, as well as answer any questions you have about their programming strategies and workflow, challenges that they’re currently facing, or anything else that comes to mind!  

 

WHEN: Thursday, May 30
9:30 am – networking and light refreshments
10:00 am – tour and talk

WHERE: Bexley Public Library
2411 E. Main St. Bexley, OH 43209

REGISTER below by Monday, May 27