Access books. Stream movies. Learn code. Continue learning. Explore a new hobby. Join a book club. Find answers. Start your business. All of this, and more, can be done through your local library. Even when the physical library buildings are closed, you can still access plenty of resources through digital collections.
Since 1958, libraries across the country have been celebrated for the important work they do in their community through the American Library Association’s National Library Week Celebration, held this year April 19-25.
“National Library Week is a celebration of libraries — all libraries, whether public, school, university, or special libraries,” explained Director Ann Kling. “Public libraries have always played an important role in communities and still play an important role today.”
Everyone — every interest, age, economic status, or background — is welcome at public libraries. With the theme “Find Your Place,” this year’s National Library Week Celebration focuses on how the library not only serves the community as a whole, but also, uniquely, each community member.
“Libraries provide free and equal access to all, no matter who they are or what they believe,” shared Kling. “And, libraries are not a one-size-fits-all. You can read books electronically or in print. You can stream movies or checkout physical DVDs. You can learn a language, or start a small business. You can use the library as your workspace with our WiFi.
“Everyone and every interest is welcome.”
No matter what is happening in the world, our library will continue to provide resources and services for our community. Find your place and connect to our community virtually: