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Community Literacy

Listing Last Update: January 27, 2016

Location

109 S. O'Bannon St.
PO Box 544
Raymond, IL 62560
www.DoylePublicLibrary.org

Primary Contact

Deborah Young

(217) 229-4471

doylepublic@gmail.com

Educational services

  • To read and write better
  • To find a family literacy program
  • To help my child learn
  • To study for my high school equivalency exam
  • To learn English
  • To improve my math skills
  • To improve my technology skills

Instruction Type

  • Classroom
  • Computer
  • TV
  • Family literacy program

Program Overview

Doyle Library Career Center Focuses on Building Community SharingImagine
you are working in the best job of your career! Doyle Public Library
is providing a one-stop-shop Career Center for area residents to obtain
books, resources, and career information, along with providing
interactive presentations by local employment representatives each
month.
"Our library, here in Raymond, is responding to local needs
and requests for information and training to help transition, position
and leverage career progressions for our residents and surrounding
cities," according to Library Director Deborah Young.
"What's been
great about this new career-focused initiative is that it's been a real
team effort. Local employers and educational institutions are each
sending representatives during our scheduled Career Nights to help out
and answer questions," according to Steve Herr, Library Board of
Trustees Representative.
"My hope is that these events will help
people in a lot of ways. If they're looking for a job, thinking about
changing jobs or maybe doing some extra work on the side, we hope to
have exactly what they are looking for. We hope friends and family stop
by, too! People may not be looking for a career themselves, but are
interested in finding out what options are out there for the people they
care about," said Herr.
"Our librarians have been ordering books
and resources that can be checked out by not only by registered library
patrons of Doyle Library, but also patrons of other local area libraries
with their valid library membership card. Additionally, we are hoping
that many new patrons will be obtaining library cards, who are within
our library district, and visiting the library during these upcoming
events to learn about the many exciting plans we have developed
throughout 2016. We have openings for individual training on the fourth
Monday of each month, based on your needs and interests. The next
training session will be held on Monday, January 25th from 6-8 pm. Be
sure to sign up if you are interested in one of our rotating topics,"
said Young.
Series of Rotating Topics
Introduction—General Tips and Techniques—Diagnosis
Using the Internet to Find Jobs
Document and Resume Development
Job Search Techniques and Tools
Scanning, Uploading and Downloading Essentials
Interviewing Skills
"We
provide borrowing privileges for individuals who are already registered
at other local area libraries, so we encourage everyone in the area to
attend one of our upcoming Career Nights. Just stop by for immediate
help with resumes or filing procedures or attend one of our scheduled
training sessions. All we ask is that you provide us with feedback so
we can continue to improve our services and add more events to meet the
needs of people in our area", said Young.
"Doyle Public Library is
a member of the Illinois Heartland Library System (IHLC) or SHARE, so
we can obtain books and resources from other libraries in Illinois to
enrich your career aspirations, job search, information, and reading
inclinations," added Young.
"Our guest speakers during upcoming
Career Night events represent local colleges, career centers and local
area employers, presenting valuable and interesting information to area
residents to assist them in looking for that ideal job or a perfect
position with local employers," according to Young, adding, "Our staff
is developing a series of rotating job finding topics based on needs and
interests expressed by our patrons."
STEM (Science, Technology,
Engineering and Math) Learning Objectives for adults, young adults and
children in our community are among several of the new training and
education initiatives we have started at Doyle Library, according to
Young.
Give us a call at 217-229-4471 or email us at DoylePublic@gmail.com if you would like to request specific information or upcoming training and educational sessions.

Hours of operation: 11-6 M, 11-5 T, 11-8 W, 11-5 Th, 11-4 F, 9-3 S

Cost info: Promotion, books, resources, workbooks and other learning materials.

Program Status:
Active