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Friday, September 9, 2016

#librariestransform from MidPointe Director Travis Bautz
Midpointe Library System, Middletown, Trenton, West Chester, Monroe, News, Reading, Programs
Recently I was reading a book by international best seller Marie Kondo entitled “Spark Joy: an Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up.”  The author provides advice on how to get organized and live happily in a neat and tidy home, including the premise that you should only keep material possessions that “spark joy” in your life.  As a librarian who enjoys a neat and organized space, this appealed to my sensibilities!   

While material possessions are great, there are other opportunities for joy in our lives including love, family, community, and service beyond one’s self.  In particular, the MidPointe Library’s two recently completed building projects reminded me of this.  In both the City of Monroe and City of Trenton, the Library was able to expand and transform our services.  The awed and excited reactions of patrons entering these new spaces for the first time are memories that I will cherish forever.  They proved to me that libraries are essential for healthy communities and our services are appreciated by all, regardless of demographics.   

I am honored to serve as the MidPointe Library’s director and it was a privilege to see these two new library projects completed.  Knowing our patrons can enjoy these new library spaces everyday will spark joy for me the rest of my lifetime!  

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