Pathways to Belonging: To Be Seen & Feel Known

[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]People talk about how they like receiving “old-timey” service at libraries, which includes being addressed by their name and given personalized recommendations on books they might like.  In many cases this can be a key to helping them explore new ideas.  Because they are given dignity and feel seen and valued, over time they build trust and gain confidence to try new things they would not otherwise try on their own.[/vc_column_text][prkwp_spacer][bquote author=”Michelle Paape, Wisconsin” prk_in=”“Emilie and Jason and all the volunteers they want to know what your kids names are where they go to school. You walk in they’re very friendly. They have suggestions for different things. They will get you help you with anything that you need. So I mean the boys – I have two boys and they love coming here and they always want to stop and say hi even if we’re just going back.””][prkwp_spacer size=”25″][vc_column_text]The following is designed to help you assess how, first (a) your community and then (b) your library, travel to belonging along the following pathways.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”9294″ img_size=”full”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text][ipt_fsqm_form id=”61″][/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]After you try out the tool, consider evaluating it for us. You’ll be entered into a weekly raffle for a $25 gift card AND you’ll be helping us make the tools better for their final release.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text][ipt_fsqm_form id=”62″][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]