Desmond Fish Library's Unusual Outreach

DFL hits the rails

In an outreach effort targeted at people who don’t ordinarily use the library, Desmond-Fish has started twice a week “trackside” library services at the Garrison Metro-North southbound platform every Tuesday and Thursday morning, 6 to 9 a.m. weather permitting, through July.  Library Director Carol Donick points out that “commuters are so busy, they don’t always have time to stop in, yet we have so much for them now: Ebooks, downloadable audio, wonderful online resources, the civil services test, language learning.  All of it isn’t free, but the library subscribes to these services and anyone with a library card (obtainable on the spot at the station) can access them.  Thus far there has been a very positive response, according to Donick.

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