I recently became involved with the Redding Library by joining the Shasta Library Foundation board a few months ago. I thought I had a decent understanding of what the library was all about - that it was simply a place where young and old alike would go to obtain books for school assignments or leisurely reading. I was quick to realize I was completely wrong!
After my first guided tour through the library my impressions were completely changed. First off, I was surprised on how large the building actually is and how there are several areas dedicated to different activities. There are areas specifically for teens and children, and rooms dedicated for technology that anyone can use. There are 3D printers, virtual reality simulators, and even a complete genealogical research area that are all free to use and staff members are always available to assist. I was also surprised to learn that the library offers assistance to people wishing to complete their schoolwork and obtain their GED. The library is also in the process of creating an outdoor children’s garden that will surely be a hit with both the children and their parents.
I could go on about many of the resources the library has to offer but I think to fully understand, you should take a short trip to the library so you can see first-hand many of the amazing benefits our local library has to offer to our community. One of us here at the Shasta Library Foundation is always happy to arrange a tour!