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The Experience We-Ha Podcast: The West Hartford Library – A Cool Place in So Many Ways

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Need to cool off this summer or just head to a cool place with so much going on? If you think a library is just about books, think again! In this episode of the Experience We-Ha podcast, Ryan and I talk with Martha Church, who has been at the West Hartford Public Library for over 40 years and Director since 2015. With hundreds of programs and events held throughout the year for everyone from 1 to 100, the West Hartford Public Library is ever-evolving, even in this digital age, as a social hub of learning and enrichment in the community.

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Episode Chapters:

0:00 – Intro

3:06 – About Martha Church

6:00 – The evolution of the library – It goes far beyond books

10:10 – Overdue books 

13:05 – Library programs and social infrastructure 

18:20 – The digital library 

23:00 – Managing the library collection

25:00 – Free garage parking for the library!

28:10 – The conference room use for nonprofits

29:30 – The library website

32:02 – Get your library card

35:25 – Martha’s favorite We-Ha dish

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