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Overlapping silhouettes illustrating diversity27th ANNUAL MEETING

MEETING THE NEEDS OF A DIVERSE COMMUNITY
Sunday, November 6 – 2:00 pm
Lower Level Meeting Room

Lexington’s changing demographics have brought new challenges and opportunities to Cary Library, so much so that the library created an area of strategic focus called “Generations and Cultures” for its most recent Strategic Plan. The library is responding to changing needs by:

  • Removing barriers to service for library users, paying special attention to the needs of seniors and individuals with disabilities. Did you know that according to the Metropolitan Area Planning Council, 60-74 year old residents will experience the highest growth rate, comprising 23% of the total population by 2020?
  • Improving the library experience for non-native English speakers. Did you know that according to the 2010 U.S. Census, Lexington’s Asian American population grew 91.4% between 2000 and 2010, and 20% of Lexington residents were born outside of the United States?

Join Friends of Cary and members of the community on Sunday, November 6, at 2:00 pm to learn more about how Cary staff members are addressing the needs of our diverse population. Topics will include the expanding world languages collections, improvements to building and collection accessibility, and delivering to the home bound.  A brief business meeting will precede the program.