The Department of Library and Community Services encourages the growth and development of a strong community by providing life-long learning opportunities, safe and welcoming spaces for community engagement and life skills support for persons of all ages and abilities.
One of the few combined Library and Community Services Departments in the state, the department provides a continuum of library, recreation and community services to inspire healthy living, a love of learning, and access to community information, programs and resources.
The Library Division provides services from a central facility open 7 days a week, and online services are available 24/7. The Community Services Division offers programs in arts, sports, fitness, and aquatics, as well as youth and family services. The Community Services Division also oversees facility rentals, the citywide Special Event Permitting process, produces the annual State of the City event and coordinates the Community Grant Program.
Operates the City’s Public Library
Manages the City’s Community Centers
Provides recreation classes and activities
Handles City facilities’ reservations and rentals
Provides staff support to the following Boards and Commissions: