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Red Oak Leadership knows the value of community services, and Red Oak residents appreciate their importance as well. But in an increasingly digital world, the role of libraries as community and cultural centers at times are undervalued, and occasionally under fire. When shrinking municipal budgets combine with the nonstop technological revolution, public library services that focus on building community face-to-face, inspiring and educating patrons about art, literature, and music, and helping patrons engage in civil discourse can seem quaint. But it is precisely those shrinking budgets and the onslaught of technologically mediated life that make public libraries’ cultural and community offerings more important than ever.
The Red Oak Public Library offers countless services to it’s patrons and books are just the beginning. The Library is responsible for the planning and provision of library services. Library resources are made easily accessible to the community in a variety of formats including print, media, and electronic. The Library participates in cooperative regional services and resource-sharing to meet the needs of all residents in the area.
Red Oak community leaders see the Library as more than just books and banks of computers, they still see them as places where individuals gather to explore, interact, and imagine. Some of the specific ways in which the Red Oak Library adds value to the community and serve as a cultural centers for our patrons.
The Red Oak Library truly is a remarkable place, and in today’s world, we need them now more than ever. Find out more about the Red Oak Library here.