Library Board makes move to increase book availability

Have you ever gone to the Jackson Parish Library (JPL) in the past and looked for a specific book only to find it wasn’t there? If that has ever happened to you before it almost assuredly won’t take place anymore. The reason? Thanks to the members of the Library Board if there is a book in any Library in north Louisiana the JPL will have access to it. 

How this is derived is through the JPL joining the Green Gold Library System which allows one library to borrow a resource from another. The JPL was already a member of Trailblazers which is basically the same type of organization for libraries but was comprised of members from only northeast Louisiana. The Green Gold System is made up of libraries from northwest Louisiana.

“By joining this group, we have basically doubled our capability to get a resource for our patrons,” said JPL Director Floyd Knox. 

In other action it was approved for the library director and two bookmobile staff members to attend the Association of Bookmobile and Outreach Services conference in Scottsdale, AZ on October 4-6, 2022. Director Knox also informed the members that the new Bookmobile should be delivered by the beginning of the school year and the board agreed to a change order for trim painting at the Chatham branch as part of the ongoing renovations. 

The meeting began with the approval to accept the April financial and statistical reports along with the agreement to hire two part time workers for the summer through the Pre-Employment Transition Service program.

The next scheduled meeting is set for Monday, June 20, 2022.

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