The Book-a-Librarian sessions are tailored to meet the specific needs of the individual. A library staff member will give undivided attention to customers who want in-depth technical assistance on topics such as starting an email account, browsing the library's catalog, downloading e-books and audiobooks, searching the Internet, using electronic databases through the Sno-Isle website, or other computer basics.
Other, non-technical topics are also available for Book-a-Librarian sessions, including personalized help with a research project or helping you discover new books and authors that match your taste and interests.
Sno-Isle librarians are trained information professionals. If a staff member with expertise in a customer's area of interest is not available at their preferred community library, Sno-Isle Libraries will find a staff member in another Sno-Isle community to help you.
In 2008, Sno-Isle Libraries began providing this free one-on-one service at five community libraries, which then grew to 12 libraries. Due to the popularity and success of this program, 'Book a Librarian' is now available at 21 Sno-Isle community libraries.
Sno-Isle librarians are eager to meet face-to-face with customers who "Book-a-Librarian" for a free 30 to 60 minute session of personalized help finding information or using technology.
Perhaps no place in any community is so totally democratic as the town library. The only entrance requirement is interest.