Beginning April 1, 2022, two great libraries will become one. The Lincoln Pelham Public Library will begin operations as one system – with its shared staffing complement providing excellent services and resources throughout the Lincoln and Pelham area.
“As part of the Libraries in Niagara Cooperative, we have been sharing our collections for years,” says Julie Andrews, the Chief Executive Officer of the newly amalgamated library system, “this merger will allow us to share our services, resources and programs and our excellent staff – who will continue to provide amazing service.”
Restructuring the organization will enable the new library system to spend more on front line staffing and initiatives and less on administration. “Creating efficiencies is a benefit of joining our library systems,” says Donna Burton, Library Board member, “and we will create some exciting new staff positions through removing duplication.”
“We are excited to be able to focus on technology and our Makerspaces,” agrees Nicole Nolan, Board member, “and our new Digital Strategies Librarian will offer expertise and help to decrease the digital divide.”
The libraries officially join together on April 1, 2022 – no fooling.
For further information, please contact:
Chief Executive Officer
Lincoln Public Library
Acting Chief Executive Officer
Pelham Public Library