Message from the Director

Library Director

Richard Conroy

February 2018 Director’s Message:

Many of you are no doubt familiar with the relatively new phenomenon of a “shared workspace” – a place where you can pay a fee to use a desk, internet connection, printer etc.  In keeping with our ongoing goal of meeting your needs we have begun updating our Adult Reading Room to more closely resemble a shared workspace here at the Essex Library.  As a result, in that area you will now find four new individual desks and numerous charging stations that will accommodate either a standard or USB plug so that you can charge your laptop, tablet, phone or other device (or keep it charged) while you work.  Just look for the signs that say Get All Charged Up Here!

As always, our high speed internet connection and printer are also available for your use, not to mention that our highly professional staff, who are on hand to help with your reference questions.  The best part is that, other than modest fees for printing, all of this is available to you free of charge.  If you have ideas about other ways we can help provide support to those of you who like to use the Library as a work space please let us know.

One last thing – I usually remind those of you who are Essex Savings Bank customers to “vote for the Library” on their Community Investment Program ballot during the month of February.  In a new twist we’re joining forces with the Friends of the Essex Library this year, so please cast your ballot for the Friends – you’ll still be supporting the Essex Library by doing so!