For Release: Immediately
Department of External Affairs
Free Library of Philadelphia
1901 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103-1189
FAX (215) 567-7850
Contact: Alix Gerz, 215-567-7710
FREE LIBRARY AND FRIENDS OF THE FREE LIBRARY PARTNER TO HOST PUBLIC FORUMS ON LIBRARIES OF THE FUTURE
The project includes a series of public forums where Philadelphians will be invited to share their opinion and discuss a variety of subjects, such as how they use their library today and what their vision is for the future of the Free Library system.
The forums will be led by Jennifer Livingston Huber, organizational facilitator and founder of Shift LLC. Huber has assisted many local and national businesses and non-profits reach their goals by engaging audiences in focused conversation. “Participants will get to envision their ideal library and work together to create an actual image of their vision,” said Livingston Huber.
“Our goal is to provide a positive and productive environment in which we can converse with our neighbors and turn the page on the public’s view of library services,” said Amy Dougherty, Director of the Friends of the Free Library of Philadelphia. “By taking an active and progressive part in planning for the Free Library system’s future, the public-at-large, along with our Friends Groups, become crucial participants in its future.”
“The Free Library of Philadelphia is excited to be a partner in this effort, and we look forward to hearing directly from Philadelphians about how they envision their Free Library of the future,” said Siobhan A. Reardon, President and Director of the Free Library. “Public feedback is critical as the Library continues to grow and evolve, and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to allow our customers to contribute to the Free Library of the 21st Century!”
Wednesday, May 12, at 6:15 p.m.
Thursday, May 20, at 6:15 p.m.
Wednesday, May 26, at 6:15 p.m.
Wednesday, June 2, at 6:15 p.m.
Wednesday, June 9, at 6:15 p.m.
About the Friends of the Free Library of Philadelphia
About the Free Library of Philadelphia
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