Jackson Public Library
Across the state, our beloved libraries have been among the most impacted by this year’s unexpected challenges. We’re heartened to see the innovative ways libraries, including the Jackson Public Library, have persevered and adapted to keep their communities connected.
Housed in a beautiful renovated barn, the Jackson Public Library is one of the busiest per capita libraries in the state. Focusing their resources, including recent grant funds, the library has expanded its ability to serve and engage their community by offering online programs, increasing its network and wireless capacity, circulating laptops and wi-fi hot spots, and enlarging their patio seating to accommodate outdoor, socially-distanced meetings, a concert series, and more.
As library director Lichen Rancourt shared, "The library is the center of our small town and this is what we do for the community—we keep people connected."
We applaud not only the Jackson Public Library, but all our libraries who continue to find creative and inventive ways to keep their communities connected!