EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE)-
There's now a new look to Evansville's public libraries. A new logo and new services.
Library officials say the new logo is more than just a symbol, it's a new way of looking at their patrons' needs.
"The world is changing very rapidly around us and we want people to realize that we're changing with the world," Amy Mangold said, the Communications & Development Officer for Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library.
That's why Mangold says EVPL gave their old logo a makeover and added new services like e-reader loans and a passport office. With a swipe of their library card, patrons will now be able to borrow one of Central Library's 50 new e-readers. Library officials say it's a great way to test one out before spending cash on one of your own.
"We want everyone to have access to what they need in order to learn and to stay engaged in the community," Mangold said.
Another new service is online magazine subscriptions. EVPL says through a program called "Zinio", you can read your favorite magazines on mobile devices or your computer for free.
Also unveiled on Monday was a new office to get passports made. Library patrons we talked to say they're on board with the changes.
"This is a wonderful approach and I think it's going to involve a lot more people in the library," Schuttler said.
Right under the new logo is the word "Redefined", a term that library officials say applies not only to the library itself, but to changes patrons can make in their own lives.
"Maybe you want to explore a new career or a new hobby or how to change the bathroom at your house. You can start out here and find out all that information and then redefine what you want to redefine," Mangold said.
All of those new services start on Monday, except the e-reader loans. Those start next Monday.
Passport Office Hours:
Mon.-Thurs.: 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Fri.-Sat.: 10:00 a.m.– 3:30 p.m.
For more information on EVPL's new services, head to their website.
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