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Pierce County Rural Library District

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Causes: Education, Libraries

Mission: To bring the world of information and imagination to all people of our community

Programs: In 2014, people made 2,325,547 visits to pierce county library system's 19 locations and checked out 6,906,394 books, dvds and other materials. The library focused on improving services and connecting with the community while practicing fiscal responsibility. After a national search, georgia lomax became the library's fourth executive director in november. Lomax had served as the library's deputy director since 2006. Former executive director neel parikh retired earlier in the year after 20 years of service. The library received the silver spoon award from the emergency food network for its longtime partnership in getting food to those who need it most in pierce county. The library also received the tacoma community house partnership award for providing services and education to immigrants,including citizenship classes. The library launched a number of new services and programs:a one-day diyfest with local authors, hands-on activities, kitchen demos, food trucks and more science to go learning program featuring colorful backpacks, stem-related books and activitiesfor ages 5-9scout, an interactive online library experience for adultsnew download services: zinia for magazines and hoopla for music, movies, tv shows andaudiobooks

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