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Beyond the books

The Clearview Library District has launched a new library leadership program, “Beyond the Books: Exploring the Clearview Library District,” which began in June. 

The seven-session course provides an inside look at how the Library District operates and how it contributes to the community, with sessions covering topics from governance and budget, to digital literacy and library services in the 21st-century.

“We created the program as a result of such strong interest in the Library Board positions this year,” said Director Ann Kling. “This program will provide members of our community interested in library leadership — at any level — a behind-the-scenes look at what we do and why we do it, equipping them with the knowledge to foster a vibrant library system within our community.”

Sessions will be held monthly on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon from June through November. The final session on Saturday, Dec. 7, will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. 

There is no cost to attend the program, and it is open to anyone over the age of 16 with priority given to Clearview Library District residents. The program will be limited to 25 participants.

Session Dates and Topics

  • June 8
    Overview of the Clearview Library District and Tour of the Library
  • July 13
    Library Governance and Finance; Bookmobile & Outreach
  • August 10
    Early Childhood Development and Early Literacy, Children’s Services
  • September 21
    STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) Learning and the Library’s Relationship to the RE-4 School District and Teen Programming
  • October 19
    Services to Adults; The Friends and Foundation’s Support of the Library
  • November 9
    Digital Literacy and 21st-Century Learning and Technology Access
  • December 7 (1-3 p.m.)
    What is a 21st-Century Library? Wrap Up and Discussion


For more information, contact Kling at 970-686-5603. The Windsor-Severance Library is located at 720 3rd Street.