A few words from the blog author (more commonly known as the library director)
I’m the library director here at the well-loved Dwight Foster Public Library in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin and I’ve been hanging around this library since the 5th grade. Some of my fondest memories are of children’s librarian, “Miss Kate”, and the way she made the books come alive when she came to the schools and told us all about them. She inspired me to want to read every book in the library when I was young. I still want to, actually, only now I realize it could never happen unless I live to be 80,000 years old AND then only if they stop publishing new stuff. (I’ve got a plodding pace and the more they publish, the slower I seem to read.)
What a privilege and pleasure it has been for me to work here, from the day I started shelving books back in 1976 to now. My job has changed (more than a little) during that time…and…so has the world of libraries and information.
I am pretty familiar with most of the ways things in this building work…or don’t. Helping steer this library into the future, for our next generation, would be my greatest professional honor.
The goal of this building blog is to keep all interested people informed throughout the process. I’ll keep posting as events unfold and decisions are made. Come back and visit often. Better yet subscribe to see when new posts are published either by adding the RSS feed or getting an email delivered to your inbox.
The library board, staff, and I would love to have your input every step of the way. Don’t hesitate to let us know what you think. Please feel free to comment here!
~Connie Meyer, Library Director