My neighbor Ann Hanson pointed me at the Wichita Public Library's annual Academy Awards short film showings as a good example of a program that libraries can host that does a good service for the community. Here's the newspaper clipping from the Wichita Eagle:
A tall order of short films
All short films nominated for an Oscar will be shown in Wichita, for free.
BY ROD POCOWATCHIT
The Wichita Eagle
For the 23rd year, the Wichita Public Library will feature its popular showcase of Oscar-nominated short films throughout the upcoming week.
Wichita is one of the few cities that offers a chance to see all of the nominated short films in one program. And all screenings are free.