Some social services, such as hot meal service for retired residents, are not available in rural settings where the population is not large enough to support construction of a senior citizen center. Where Library branches are established in such areas, hot lunches are served free of charge in community rooms, specially built and equipped for that service. The meals are provided through an interlocal agreement with County Aging Services.
The Weber County Library provides free translations of short documents and letters written in many non-English languages as time and expertise permits. It is considered unethical for employees to make contacts for translation services on the job and perform these services after hours for a fee.
Play is much more than just fun and games, it's the work of children. It gives them the opportunity to expand their knowledge and build skills, further their understanding of themselves and their environment, satisfy their need for aesthetic experiences, and develop pride in their heritage and appreciation of other cultures. It stands to reason that if play is the work of children, then toys are the tools of their trade.
Because public libraries are locally funded, those living outside a particular political subdivision have typically had to purchase cards to gain borrowing privileges from neighboring libraries, but recently signed interlocal service agreements among six Northern Utah cities and counties have changed all that and opened the doors to better service.
Interlibrary loan service is essential to the vitality of libraries of all types and sizes as a means of greatly expanding the range of materials available to users. Lending between libraries is in the public interest and should be encouraged.
The Weber County Library Development Fund is a tax exempt, not-for-profit organization that provides funding for capital projects, outreach services, and specialized library materials and equipment. The fund accepts donations of cash, stock, and personal property in support of its mission.
A Friends of the Library group was first organized in Ogden during 1961 to promote improved library service for Ogden City and the surrounding County. Their first major project was to develop a campaign that eventually lead to the construction of the present Main Library.