National Library Week!
Next week is the official National Library Week (April 7-13). From the ALA website:
“National Library Week is an annual celebration highlighting the valuable role libraries, librarians, and library workers play in transforming lives and strengthening our communities.
This year’s theme, Libraries = Strong Communities, illustrates how today’s libraries are at the heart of our cities, towns, schools and campuses, providing critical resources, programs and expertise. They also provide a public space where all community members, regardless of age, culture or income level, can come together to connect and learn.
Library programs are designed to encourage community members to meet and discuss civic issues, work together using new technologies like 3D printing or learn alongside one another in English language or technology classes. Library staff also partner with other civic and service organizations to actively engage the people they serve, always striving to make sure their community’s needs are being met. Join the celebration!”
Visit us next week for treats—we will be serving coffee (mornings/early afternoon) and cookies throughout the week. We’ve also started running our “fine-forgiveness” promo where you can donate items for our rummage sale in May. Feel free to donate items even if you don’t have fines. Wednesday April 10th is “Library Giving Day” so consider an item donation or a monetary donation. Our library relies on donations like these to make some of our wonderful programs and enhancements possible.
You can also engage on social media by sharing a story, picture, or short text describing what you love about your library or ‘how you library.’ Message us and we’ll pick some posts to share throughout the week!
We hope to see you next week (and always!).