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Halikias: Lisle Library looking for knowledge lenders

Published: Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013 2:06 p.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014 4:50 a.m. CDT
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Sharon Hodgins Halikias

A library is not just a place to check out materials. It is a place to learn.

A dynamic part of our Lisle Library is the teaching and learning that takes place in a variety of fashions. I like to say that we are lending experiences and knowledge just as much as we are materials. Our mission is to “Enrich-Educate-Empower”, and our range of programs does that each day.   

As part of our ongoing efforts to expand the Library’s value to the community beyond lending materials, we are seeking resident Lisle “experts” to lend us their knowledge.  

Are you knowledgeable about a culture, a trade or have a unique interest? Maybe you are an automotive expert on how to change brakes, or have years of aquarium creation experience.

Have you served in the military, know how to knit a beautiful baby blanket, whittle art pieces or teach martial arts?  

Whatever your expertise, we are looking for local residents who would like to volunteer about two hours of their time to share their expert experience with our patrons at a casual learning experience table in our foyer.  

We would like to begin our Ask An Expert volunteer experiences around the holidays – the perfect time for “giving.”   

If you would like to participate, please email me at Shannon@lislelibrary.org or complete an “I’m an Expert” form available at our Connection Desk.  

We look forward to creating new opportunities for lending knowledge and creating connections one by one.    

Let the learning lending experiences begin!   

Shannon Hodgins Halikias is director of the Lisle Library District.

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