Geek the Library

By MARSHA LLOYD, Ridgecrest Branch Librarian

Everyone has something they are passionate about, something they “geek.” It could be baseball, hip-hop, coin collecting, gardening, classic movies or grilling. Whatever it is, the public library supports it.

The public library inspires and empowers. With Internet access, knowledgeable staff and local programs, it is an important resource for the community. And for millions of Americans, it is their only access to essential resources they need to improve their lives. For many the library is not a luxury, it is a necessity.

The problem is that public libraries struggle for funding while demand for services has increased and expanded. Funding is not sufficient to meet the need. Share what your library does for your community. Spread the word that your public library needs everyone’s support.

Get your geek on. Show your support. Go to, also on Facebook and Twitter.

“Geek the Library” is brought to you by OCLC, a nonprofit library cooperative, with funding by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Story First Published: 2013-09-04