Spotlight: Pierce Public Computer Center
Location: Plains Market
The Pierce Public Computer Center is part of the High Plains Library District.
The Town of Pierce is located on US85 due east of Fort Collins. Pierce was the setting for the opening scenes of Titan A.E., and the coordinates that were made famous by Close Encounters of the Third Kind are along 85 between Ault and Pierce. But aside from its extraterrestrial fame, the town of Pierce is a close-knit, friendly community known for its agriculture.
The public computer center in the Plains Market launched officially on September 8th, and is one of two centers that HPLD placed in a retail establishment. Pierce is the second smallest site in HPLD with a population of just 834, and yet it is one of the busiest HPLD centers. In total, it has had 344 open access uses since the launch!
The computers are available 84 hours a week, and the Plains Market has been actively promoting the center. Staff have helped attract users to the drop-in computer help sessions by word-of-mouth, as well as making sure everyone is aware of the resources available to them through the library.
To learn more about the High Plains Library District Public Computer Centers, read this blog post about the Keenesburg Public Computer Center.
(blog post contributed by Erin Kirchoefer, High Plains Library District)