|I laid out some rules . . .|
Something that comes up a lot is the fact that the library's mission has changed a lot in the last fifty years. Once upon a time we focused on being an erudite source of edification, a little ivory tower in the middle of downtown. These days, our official mission statement reads, "The mission of the Carnegie-Stout Public Library is to improve the quality of life by providing resources that enhance and contribute to individual enjoyment, enlightenment, and knowledge." We still work to provide materials and programs that will broaden people's horizons and teach them more about their world, but we also realize that the library can help the community by being a place where people come together for more lighthearted pursuits.
|while the competitors listened attentively.|
|I don't suspect that the folks who installed these shelves ever |
imagined they'd be used for cover in a foam dart shootout.
|A tense dash from one shelf to another!|
|I know this one's quite blurry, but the action pose was too good to pass up!|