Huron County, Ontario – The Huron County Library is excited to announce it is resuming its Libraries Transforming Communities (LTC) project and invites the public to join the conversation!
Based off the method developed by the American Library Association, the library will be hosting roundtable community conversations and interviews across Huron County to identify what people’s concerns and aspirations are for their communities. Facilitated by library staff, community conversations will be held at various branches through the winter and spring of 2023, starting at the Brussels Branch on Thursday, February 9. All are welcome to join a conversation at the closest branch or join the virtual session taking place Wednesday, April 19.
“The goal of these conversations is to gather information that will be shared and used to help achieve the aspirations identified by the community,” said County Librarian and Director of Cultural Services Beth Rumble. As the Huron County Library also prepares to develop a new strategic plan, this information gathering will support this work by identifying the role the library plays in helping create safe and inclusive communities for all.
This is the second round of LTC information gathering being undertaken by the library. The first round was interrupted by the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, but led to some substantial outcomes. Welcome to the Neighbourhood packages were developed and distributed through the library in response to the struggles many newcomers face in finding connections. Community calendars and newsletters were distributed in response to the concern that the lack of community event and service information served as a barrier to community participation. Networked community groups were also established to continue the work of coming together to address community concerns.
For more information about the Libraries Transforming Communities project, or for a list of upcoming conversations, visit: https://www.huroncountylibrary.ca/ltc/