At our February 15 meeting, Paula Brehm-Heeger told us about “today’s library” and what it looks like in our local communities. Paula is the Eva Jane Romaine Coombe Director of the Cincinnati and Hamilton County Public Library. She shared the story of today’s contemporary Cincinnati library with its focus on expanding access, fostering community and civic engagement and driving innovation. A strong and passionate advocate for public libraries and their role in helping communities thrive, she oversees our community’s 42 location system that includes 40 branches, a Downtown Main Library, and a Distribution Center, serving more than 800,000 people. Paula is also responsible for the oversight of the ambitious Facility Master Plan, made possible by voter support of a successful 1 mil levy approved in May 2018.