Exciting and challenging changes have occurred in library services. The format of items circulating has gone from print media to include audio, video, and e-content. The Laurel Public Library has an electronic catalog that can be accessed from home and a selection of over a billion books may be borrowed from other libraries. The challenge is finding staff time to train library users on this new technology so that the public can fully utilize the services.
Laurel Public Library is currently under the directorship of Nancy Schmidt. Mrs. Schmidt became the director December 28, 2007. There will continue to be challenges and changes in the years ahead for librarians and library users.