Whats new at the library? In the past year, just about everything! New buildings in Sandpoint and Clark Fork offer increased Internet access and quiet places to read and study, as well as more space for the collection, staff and patrons. Library use has increased dramatically at both facilities since the moves as much as 30 percent more than last year.
Each of the new buildings also houses artwork created especially for the space. A stunning pieced-and-appliqued, wildlife-design quilt was donated for Clark Fork by the Clark Fork Valley Quilters. And a secret garden mural by Diana Schuppel wraps around the walls of the childrens area in Sandpoint. The lobby of the Sandpoint building includes display cases with an ever-changing show of art and craftwork.
The library districts website, www.ebcl.lib.id.us, now opens up the library catalog and other information around the clock. Patrons can place holds on library materials via the site once they obtain a password. Library resources include the central facility in Sandpoint, branches in Clark Fork and Edgemere all with programs for adults and children plus outreach service for the homebound, the website and a new bookmobile.