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Community Conversations Planned for Dover and Shrewsbury

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May 06, 2019
York County Libraries President Robert F. Lambert is heading to Dover and Shrewsbury as part of a quarterly Community Conversations series. He will be at the Dover Area Community Library on Thursday, May 23 and at Paul Smith Library of Southern York County on Thursday, June 6.  Both events run from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.   The public conversations provide a forum for community members to share what they need from their libraries. In turn, Lambert updates residents about the projects and strategic initiatives that York County Libraries are implementing to address community needs.   
As part of the Community Conversations dialogue, Lambert is seeking answers from attendees to the following questions: “What do you love about your library?”, “What would 100% success look like for your library?”, “What would it take to get your library there?”, and “How can York County Libraries walk alongside you in your journey in life and learning?”  A report summarizing what is learned will be shared with the public online at the end of the year.  Information gleaned through past public discussions led by Lambert have influenced library strategic plans.  
Appointed by Governor Tom Wolf, Lambert is a member of the Governor’s Advisory Council on Library Development. One of the key priorities of the council is workforce development.  Lambert took over the helm as YCL President in 2016 with more than 25 years of experience.  He holds an MPA Degree in Public Administration from Pennsylvania State University, an MLS Degree in Library and Information Service from University of Pittsburgh, and a BA Degree in Speech Communication from York College of Pennsylvania.  
The meetings are open to the public and free to attend.  Dover Area Community Library is located at 3700-3 Davidsburg Road in Dover.  Paul Smith Library of Southern York County is located at 80 Constitution Avenue in Shrewsbury.  Library staff can be reached for questions at (717) 292-6814 and (717) 235-4313 respectively.  For directions and more information, go to yorklibraries.org.
York County Libraries include 13 libraries that provide the latest in print and electronic information, best sellers, Wi-Fi, story times, book discussions and more.  Their librarians are passionate advocates for lifelong learning, providing opportunities and resources for all ages.

Deb Sullivan, Community Relations Director                                                
York County Libraries
159 E. Market St., York, PA 17401
(717) 849-6931