Dispatches from Texas Libraries – Victoria Public Library
Last week, I had the pleasure of traveling to the Victoria Public Library in Victoria to facilitate the Leadership & Management Essentials workshop led by Dr. Julie Todaro. This session is a part of the Small Library Management Training Program; registration is still open for several of the remaining sessions in the Leadership & Management Essentials series.
I want to extend my thanks to the library director, Dayna Williams-Capone, for allowing the class to share the library’s meeting room space for the duration of the workshop. The library is clearly a vibrant hub of the community, evidenced by the patrons using the space. As I walked through the library, I was constantly reminded of the local culture, particularly represented by the colorful art and décor on the walls from the Victoria area.
The Victoria Public Library provides a space that responds to its patrons’ varying needs. The entrance to the children’s area is fitted with tunnels for children to crawl through, a quiet area is designated for the reading of newspapers and magazines, and computer workstations provide privacy to those who use them.