Pick-up lockers were installed this morning at Verdi Library. These lockers will allow patrons to retrieve materials without entering the library facility, so they are available seven days a week, at any time of day/night. Materials can be requested from the Verdi Library librarian, via the Washoe County Library website, or via phone call to any Washoe County Library.
This is a great service to our community, making it easier to access materials (considering our narrow “10 hours per week” window of access. However, it is important that (if you wish to retain access to the inside of the library) you continue to physically enter the library to use services so that your visit will be added to the daily tally of patrons. As you may know, our library is in danger of losing community (non-Verdi Elementary) access. The underlying cause for this is reduced funding for the library system as a whole, but what puts Verdi’s library at the top of the list for potential closure is our low utilization.
The phrase “use it or lose it” is an appropriate way to view the situation. If you value our library, please come to the library Wednesdays and Saturdays, and bring a friend or twenty.