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Community

The Community is the Heart of the Library.

 

    • At the Knox County Public Library, people of all ages, backgrounds and walks of life gather for community meetings, programs and events, to do research with the help of a trained professional, to get help finding a job or to get help with homework. People have daily Internet access at our library. For people beginning to explore the wealth of resources on the Internet, we offer, free of charge, computer basics classes.

 

    • Our library is a community cultural center, a place of civic engagement, where people of all backgrounds gather for reflection, discovery, participation and growth.

 

  • Our library collaborates with organizations and individuals to offer the best services for citizens. In 2014, the American Library Association (ALA) selected the Knox County Public Library as one of 10 public libraries in the U.S. to participate in an intensive 18-month, team-based community engagement training program as part of the Libraries Transforming Communities (LTC) Public Innovators Cohort. The only public library in the State of Indiana selected, this grant, with funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the American Library Association is enabling the library‚Äôs community engagement team to help local citizens attain their dreams for this community.