Anythink hosts Town Square 2020
This spring, Anythink is encouraging Adams County residents to discover their civic voice with Town Square 2020. From March 16-April 11, customers of all ages are invited to visit their local Anythink for programs and experiences designed to bring neighbors together for connection, reflection and action. From film screenings and community dialogues to historical performances, Anythink has partnered with a variety of local and national organizations to cultivate robust community-focused opportunities at all seven library locations. Town Square 2020 continues Anythink’s commitment to being a civic destination in Adams County.
“At Anythink, we often describe the library as a ‘town square’ – a place where people come together for civic engagement, social interaction and information,” says Anythink Director of Strategic Partnerships Stacie Ledden. “Town Square 2020 offers a diverse slate of programming across the district that appeals to people of all ages who are curious about igniting a renewed sense of civic purpose.”
The success of such programs has helped establish the library as a safe place in the community where individuals feel confident discussing issues important to their lives. According to a 2017 study by the Pew Research Center, 78 percent of adults feel that public libraries help them find information that is trustworthy and reliable. Survey results from the aforementioned Anythink programs highlight that Adams County residents are seeking more of these gatherings, and find the library the ideal space for them.