Library offers alternatives, opportunities
April 12, 2013
CAMP HUMPHREYS -- If you're like most Soldiers, the questions you ask for an impending weekend are something like, "What am I going to do this weekend?" Don't worry; the answer to your weekend is here.
The Camp Humphreys Library is open seven days a week to provide those television shows and movies you desire or a good book to snuggle into bed with this weekend. If that's not your speed, then they also offer magazines, newspapers and computer services.
"Services we provide to those eligible include 13 internet computers, wireless internet, books, from award-winning children's books, New York Times bestsellers, books on professional reading lists, to audio books and DVDs," Darrel D. Hoerle, the Humphreys Library supervisor, said.
While not everyone is eligible to use its services, all are welcome to stop by. "Military personnel, family members, civilians, contractors and KATUSAs are eligible to check out materials from the post library," Hoerle said.
In addition to those services, the library also runs a special program for children here. "Currently, the main program we offer children is Story Hour, which meets Wednesdays at 10 a.m.," he said. "We also have been offering a Summer Reading program."
Volunteering is a way for Soldiers to get out of the barracks and contribute to the community they live in. Programs like these cannot exist without them. "The way to volunteer is to first register with Army Community Service and then contact the library," he said. "In the future, we would like to be able to offer programs for other age groups, as well, depending on volunteers."\
While completing military training on one of the computers provided, Staff Sgt. Turcius Rivera, with Headquarters Support Company, 602nd Aviation Support Battalion, expressed why he and his Soldiers use the services offered by the library.
"I come here a lot because my daughter is in school and she has to do a math class so she uses the computers here," Rivera said. "It is also convenient because they have the common access card readers here and sometimes, when you are at home, you have to do certifications and it's hard to do at your house but these computers are easier to work with."
So if you are looking for something to do this weekend, take into consideration services the local library offers. The Humphreys Library is open each day, from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. The phone number is 753-8433.