[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]Feeling as though we belong, as though we are home in a space or in a group, allows us to act toward goals for ourselves and the community at large.[/vc_column_text][prkwp_spacer size=”18″][bquote prk_in=”“And I think having things like good schools, good libraries things like that build social capital. …I think those build the social capital to bring people together and provide opportunities for people to get to know each other and learn from each other and just build that sense of community the sense of belonging. I feel like that sense of belonging is so crucial in a community for the strength of it.” — Tony Duffek, Principal at St. Germain Elementary School and Northland Pines Montessori Learning Center, WI”][prkwp_spacer size=”18″][vc_column_text]Our research showed main pathways to belonging evidenced in communities: delight, feeling seen, connection, and contribution.
Delight isn’t rich enough to make deeply connected belonging on its own, but it can create a visceral, nearly immediate sense of home and attachment to place for people who experience it. We’ve included examples of how delight happens in communities and the feelings of home people experience as an outcome in the assessment below.
The following is designed to help you assess first (a) your community and then (b) your library travel toward resident belonging along the delight pathway.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”148″ img_size=”full”][vc_column_text]Elk River New Year (c) 2019 Amy Rivers[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][prk_line][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text][ipt_fsqm_form id=”57″][/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_text_separator title=”Evaluate “Assess Pathways to Belonging: Delight“!”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text][ipt_fsqm_form id=”58″][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]