Welcome to the Park County Library Community Network (PCLCN).
PCLCN brings together local groups and organizations serving Park County. The purpose is to make it easier to connect to interest groups, activities, and services – local nonprofit organizations of all kinds – serving this area.
To be listed here, your group must be a registered nonprofit organization. However, we recognize that some individuals and groups (book club or someone offering to teach a skill for free) may offer a valuable service to the community. In certain cases we will list these.
You can read more about this idea at Library Community Network.
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 from Amazon.com
Library Community Network: Unhiding Our Communities.
Why nonprofits and libraries?
Local nonprofits – a community resource – have information and direct experience addressing issues of concern. Public libraries have expertise in information and resource management, and both have committed relationships with their community. The library community network makes it easier for information to flow between organizations and the community thereby increasing awareness of these resources.
All information presented here is taken from organization websites and/or submitted by the organization for the purpose of listing here. We screen and review information prior to listing, however, we cannot guarantee the accuracy.
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.
Presented by Community Connecting