#ZionsvilleIN — Maybe it’s because as a child, I would walk to our local library every week to check out a new stack of books. Maybe it is because as a parent, I’ve spent time in libraries for story time, summer reading programs and research for school projects. Whatever the reason, I was happy to learn that the Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library in Zionsville has plenty to offer to its adult patrons.
1. Scheduled activities. A quick look at the library calendar shows plenty of activities geared toward the grown-up crowd. Just this month, there is an introduction to Ancestry.com, the “It’s a Mystery” and Wednesday morning book clubs, introductory computer classes, and hobby workshops on gardening and knitting.
2. WIFI and quiet spaces to work. I’ve found the library in Zionsville offers excellent, free WIFI connections and numerous places to get work done. My two favorite spots are on the second floor, one next to the windows on the west side of the building and one behind the stacks in the southeast corner. Both spots have easy-to-reach outlets for charging the computer or cell phone (silenced, of course).
3. Plentiful collection of books to check out. The entire second floor of the library is dedicated to adult programs. From fiction, where I tend to gravitate; to research texts and other non-fiction offerings, it would take a person quite some time to read through the library’s entire collection. In addition, there is a sizable offering of large-print books.
4. Opportunities to get involved. The “Friends of the Library” group is open to any individual or family. An individual membership is just $10 each year. The Friends run book sales three times each year (February, May and October) to raise money for library programs and support. The library also offers five books clubs for adults to participate in, as well as CrackerJack Books — a new book-discussion-in-a-box for older adults.
The Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library is located at 250 N. Fifth Street in Zionsville and is open daily.