Wednesday, December 21, 2011
What is the College Park Community Library?
The College Park Community Library (CPCL)—an all volunteer effort—is a lending library offering books and computer access to the public.
What is a community library?
A community library is just like any other library except that it is:
* Staffed by volunteers
* Does not receive regular funding from state or county government.
Where is the library located?
The library can be found on the lower level of College Park Church of the Nazarene, which is located at 9704 Rhode Island Avenue, College Park, MD 20740-1599.
Is the library part of the church?
The church was very supportive of library, however, church officials are not involved in the management or operations of the library. That is performed strictly by volunteers from the community.
Does College Park need its own library?
The City of College Park has been without a library since 1986. There are other libraries in the area but for those folks who don’t have a car (or don’t want to have to get in their car to get something to read), a library that folks can bike or walk to—even a small one like ours—is an asset to the community.
What resources will the library offer?
Initially, the library will offer books on a variety of subjects for readers of all ages. It also will offer Internet-ready computers available for public use. In addition, it is our hope that the library will become a space for discussions and study groups, workshops, readings, tutoring, and so on. In short, we want a place where members of the community can meet and exchange ideas.
Who can use the library?
Everyone. Our library will be open to all.
Who will be allowed to borrow books?
To borrow books, people will have to become "friends" of the College Park Community Library, which means they will have to register with CPCL (proof of address required) and pay a one-time member fee of $5 per family, which will help us pay for material that are damaged or lost.
Are you still accepting donations?
Yes! If you have gently used books to donate to us (all genres accepted at this time), then contact us to arrange a drop off or pick-up.
How can I get Involved?
Want to lend a hand? Great! We have a tremendous need for volunteers. If your are interested email the library at: email@example.com or call jackie 301-474-8044.
Volunteers help run and maintain the library (i.e., checking books in and out in accordance with CPCL policies, returning books to their correct place on the shelves, answering visitor’s questions, and so on).
Our Web site: www.cpcommunitylibrary.com
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Posted by JS at 12:48 PM