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You can read more about this idea at Library Community Network.
Welcome to the Peekskill Library Community Network (PLCN).
PLCN brings together in one listing local groups and organizations serving the City of Peekskill and the Town of Cortlandt. The purpose is to make it easier to connect to activities and services offered by nonprofit organizations.
The directory is only a starting point – there is much more to the process of networking and the ideas behind LCN. A book describing the full program is available at Amazon.com Simple, Easy, Practical, Community Development: Managing Risks and Resources.
Also, the directory itself is available in paperback form, again at Amazon at printing cost: Peekskill Nonprofit Services and Activities: Library Community Network Directory.
Why libraries and nonprofits?
Libraries are valued for their skill in information gathering and dissemination, and organizations are valued for the content they provide: both are valued for the active concern they have for local community. Pairing these two is both useful and practical: one for having the potential to make culture and services more visible, and the other for enabling individuals to better satisfy their needs.
What is the benefit?
Local nonprofit organizations have information, experience, and commitment in addressing issues that directly impact a community. LCN just makes it easier for information to flow between these organizations, the public library, and the public.
A comprehensive resource network can also encourage nonprofit organizations to think and work collaboratively. The directory offers community organizations increased exposure and interaction with participants, volunteers, and contributors.
- Makes it easier for everyone to know what nonprofit resources are available.
- Encourages collaboration between local organizations.
- Enables local communities to better respond to ongoing environmental changes.
- Makes visible what nonprofit organizations are good at and have in common with each other – concern, communication, and implementation.
- Brings residents into closer contact with each other and their community volunteer services.
Developed by Alan Pakaln, a retired clinical engineer who worked in hospitals in New York City. He also writes about clinical safety issues, and has published several books of photography.
This directory has no commercial function: there is no fee for listing, no charge for viewing, no advertising, and no cost to any library wishing to link to this site. Peekskill LCN is a free service.
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