• NACo - National Association of Counties

Library as Lifeboat: A Library and Emergency Management Partnership

The library has become a key player in the county’s response to emergencies. Libraries provide daytime shelter, computer access, the chance to charge phones and laptops, an access point for information, and a place to distribute emergency meals.

NACo 2016 Achievement Award Winner

Exploring Human Origins: A Community Conversation

With a traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian Institution, CCPL engaged the public in an open discussion about the origin and evolution of humankind. Lectures from local universities, speakers from the Smithsonian, and community discussions made up this highly participatory suite of programs.

Ladders to Success - Connecting the Community with Jobs

Meadowdale Library’s Ladders to Success is “not your ordinary job fair.” This event connects residents with jobs in the Meadowdale community, while CCPL guides job-seekers through the entire job search process. Workshops and one-on-one appointments help job-seekers gain the skills they need for the job they want.