Polk Library Has New Logo – The Tryon Daily Bulletin

Libraries are “much more than books”

COLUMBUS — Polk County Public Libraries have a new logo.

The Polk County Council of Commissioners met earlier this month and heard library director Marcie Dowling talk about the new logo.

“Literacy will always be at the heart of our mission, but we are more than books,” said Dowling. “Of course we check books, music, DVDs and audiobooks. We are proud to have distributed over 129,000 of these articles this year.

Most residents don’t know we’re also checking out the NC Arboretum’s ecoExplorer backpacks, early literacy tablets, cake pans, and board games, with a plan to add STEM learning kits. to our outstanding items.

The new logo has fern fronds and says “Create Connections; Ignite imaginations.

The old logo had an open book with the outlines of trees on a green background.

Polk County Libraries recently developed a 5 year strategic plan to focus on reaching all residents of Polk County through increased marketing and outreach activities. Staff said they wanted a new logo that embodies the library’s vision for the future.

Polk County has 2 libraries. The main branch is in Columbus and another branch is in Saluda. Over the past year, more than 55,000 visitors have come to the Columbus and Saluda branches and over 15,000 residents have participated in the library’s programs.

There have also been over 7,400 computer lab sessions, over 39,000 wireless Internet sessions, and nearly 26,000 ebooks and digital audio books that can be accessed 24/7 without having to go. go there.

“Obviously, libraries are offering more than the printed book shown on our old logo and these exciting ways of serving our Polk County communities reinforces our need for a new logo,” said Dowling.

This month is library card enrollment month. For more information on Polk County Libraries, people can visit polklibrary.org.

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