A generous donation from Marshfield Rotary President Roberta DeVetter and the Novy family will allow drive-up window service in the new Everett Roehl Marshfield Public Library. To better shelter this window from the elements, the Marshfield Noon Rotary and a matching grant from Rotary District 6250 made a total donation of $5,000 to the Library & Community Center Capital Campaign.
This exciting new service will benefit those with special needs. The library’s older patrons or those with disabilities will have safe, easy access to library materials from the comfort of their car, avoiding a hazardous icy or rainy trip across the parking lot. For this population, the service is not just a convenience. It may be an intellectual if not physical lifesaver.
For the parents of young children, getting library materials will be as simple as an advance phone call or email and then picking up at their convenience. Then parents can avoid pulling a sleeping or cranky child from the car seat to come in to gather materials to take home. Of course families are always welcome and encouraged to come into the library to enjoy the activities, programs, staff assistance and material available to them. The drive-up pickup window is a convenience.
While this service holds the greatest advantage for individuals with special needs, those too busy to visit the library will also benefit from the convenience of a pickup window. If a trip into the library is like a visit to the candy store with pleasant distractions that cause you to spend more time browsing than you have, occasional use of the pickup window will assure that you get what you came for in the shortest amount of time.
This new service will not be available until the new Everett Roehl Marshfield Public Library opens. Groundbreaking on the new library will take place in late July of this year. Construction is anticipated to be complete in 12 months, weather permitting. The opening of the new library is expected in fall of 2016. The generosity of Rotary members, the Marshfield Noon Rotary, and Rotary District 6250 is deeply appreciated and takes the project ever closer to its full vision.