Our guest speaker today was Ms. Kat Boyer, Director of the Benton Harbor Public Library.   Ms. Boyer spoke regarding challenges, successes and lessons learned from providing services and working to best meet the needs of the community during the global pandemic while implementing health and safety restrictions.   In addition to providing library materials through curbside service, the library also provides electronic books and audio books directly to your personal devices.  Ms. Boyer is a resource person for our region to help with setting up and using the ebooks and audio book service, and is happy to help community members navigate the apps required to set up this service.  The library staff also assists the community by answering informational questions that people telephone the library to ask, as well as referring those who call to needed community resources.   Ms. Boyer and the library staff miss the daily interactions with the people who use the library, especially the children.   She encourages anyone from the community who needs assistance, resources or information to please reach out the the library.  They appreciate the opportunity to help others and our community.  
 
You can find the library website here: https://www.bentonharborlibrary.com/ and their phone number is 269-926-6139.
 
Our guest speaker today was Ms. Kat Boyer, Director of the Benton Harbor Public Library.   Ms. Boyer spoke regarding challenges, successes and lessons learned from providing services and working to best meet the needs of the community during the global pandemic while implementing health and safety restrictions.   In addition to providing library materials through curbside service, the library also provides electronic books and audio books directly to your personal devices.  Ms. Boyer is a resource person for our region to help with setting up and using the ebooks and audio book service, and is happy to help community members navigate the apps required to set up this service.  The library staff also assists the community by answering informational questions that people telephone the library to ask, as well as referring those who call to needed community resources.   Ms. Boyer and the library staff miss the daily interactions with the people who use the library, especially the children.   She encourages anyone from the community who needs assistance, resources or information to please reach out the the library.  They appreciate the opportunity to help others and our community.  
 
You can find the library website here: https://www.bentonharborlibrary.com/ and their phone number is 269-926-6139.
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