Thanks to a grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Initiative Foundation, Plainview Public Library is building a new kind of library collection: a collection of volunteers, hobbyists, and enthusiasts. Library staff will catalog and inventory the strengths and abilities of area residents. The Plainview Volunteer League will introduce adult community members who share interests and folks who are searching for ways to contribute to the community. Can you teach someone a game you enjoy? Invite a neighbor to watch a sporting event in your garage? Help plant trees? Lead mock-interviews for job searchers?
Social fabric refers to a common thread that connects community members. Anything that gathers community members and encourages them to know one another builds connectedness and strengthens the social fabric. Sharing skills, hobbies, and interests strengthens the social fabric. A neighborhood where folks know each other, borrow tools, and share garden produce has a strong social fabric. The stronger the social fabric, the more welcoming, safer, more inclusive a community can become, contributing to a sense of wellbeing and a sense of home.
If you are interested in participating, please use the following link to access the Plainview Volunteer League Survey.