A Message from our New Director

Greetings to all of our patrons and potential patrons! My name is David Seckman and as of August 31st, I am the Director of the Jeffersonville Township Public Library (JTPL). I have been very impressed with the warm welcome I have received from everyone I have met and I look forward to making Southern Indiana home. Just briefly about my background, I grew up in Central Illinois but had the pleasure of going to IU for my library training. My library career took me to Florida and Washington state but I always hoped I could someday make it back to Indiana. I can truly say that the opportunity to lead JTPL is a dream come true.

I want you to know that we are open for business both in our physical buildings and virtually. You can visit us and do traditional library activities like browse for a book, use a study room, fax, copy, have something notarized, or use a computer. We have also recently opened the amazing Tom and Mary Frances Koetter Makerspace which offers a recording studio, 3D printing, laser-cutting and engraving, photo editing, a sewing machine, serger, and media conversion to name a few.

If you would like to check out a book or DVD but are leery of coming in our buildings, we are still offering curbside service and will continue to do so as an added service. You can put a library item on hold and when you receive notice that it is available, drive to the library, give us a call, and we will bring it to your car for you.

We are also offering many of our services virtually. Currently, we are providing a wide range of programs for all ages that you can access via zoom. Our virtual programming will likely continue into the foreseeable future because it is a great way to reach people who might otherwise not be able to come into the physical library. We also offer many online services including downloadable books, streaming services, language learning, and genealogy resources all free with your library card.

My vision for the library is to be a welcoming space that serves everyone in our community and reflects the needs and interests of the people who live here. I want the library to be known as a place where people receive fantastic service and can find the resources they need easily and conveniently. I see the library as a center for life-long learning and creativity, and a place where the free exchange of ideas can take place with courtesy and respect. Please let me know of anything I can do to make your library experience better than ever!