PCPL hosting community discussions throughout July

Friday, June 28, 2019

The Putnam County Public Library wants to give citizens a voice in the community. As a result, the library will be leading community discussions in four Putnam County towns in July. Further discussions will be held in Greencastle and with other community groups which may be interested.

These discussions are part of an initiative begun by the Harwood Institute to give citizens an opportunity to casually discuss, in a kitchen-table manner, their aspirations for their community and how those aspirations can be met. Group size is ideally 10-12 people to allow everyone to speak. Personal invitations are being made with the assistance of town officials, although volunteer participants are welcome.

The first of these discussions will be held on July 9 at the Fillmore Town Hall, followed by discussions at the Russellville Community Center on July 11; the Cloverdale Town Hall on July 16; and the Bainbridge Town Hall on July 18. All discussions will begin at 6:30 p.m.

The information gathered from these discussions will then be shared with community officials.

“As a library charged to serve all of Putnam County (except Roachdale), we need to understand the needs and dreams of all of the county,” wrote PCPL Director Brian Briscoe. “This provides an opportunity for us to hear what matters most to those who live in the towns and surrounding areas. We then would like to be part of the discussion about supporting those aspirations.”

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