For the first time in over a year, more than forty agencies from Pickerington, Franklin and Fairfield County will converge – in person – at Pickerington Main Library.
Participating as part of the library’s Community Resources Expo, featured organizations include Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Fairfield County Park District, Fairfield County 211, Habitat for Humanity, Lion’s Club, Meals on Wheels, Ohio Means Jobs, Pickerington Chamber of Commerce, Visit Fairfield County, United Way, the YMCA, and many others.
Inspiration for the expo was based partly on the library’s mission to connect community, and also the apparent community needs to connect beyond screens for much-needed support from job help to business opportunities, family resources, agency benefits, local involvement, and more.
“One of the library’s three goals for this year is to help the community recover from the pandemic,” said Tony Howard, library director. “I can’t think of a better way for us to do that than to bring all of these resources together in one place. Whether you’re looking for help with a specific issue or opportunities to volunteer your time to a great cause, this event has something to offer everyone.”
The need to connect in person was more than confirmed when the library’s Information and Research Services team and its Manager, Jennifer Hrusch, began agency outreach.
“We are thrilled to have so many agencies and organizations participating,” Hrusch said. “Its clear people are not only in need of services, but those services are ready to connect with them in person.”
The Expo is scheduled for June 9 from 3 to 7 p.m. at Pickerington Main Library. The outdoor event will include free access to each participating organization. Local food trucks will provide food and beverages for purchase, including a chance to cool off with a tasty treat from Kona Ice.
More information, including a full list of vendors, is available on the library’s website. Information is also available by calling the library at 614-837-4104 or by visiting either Pickerington Main or Sycamore Plaza during operational hours.