National Library Week

April 8-14 is National Library Week, an annual celebration of the life-changing work of libraries, librarians and library workers. Libraries aren’t just places to borrow books or study– they-re also creative and engaging community centers where people can collaborate using new technologies and develop their skills and passions.

Libraries of all types have long been evolving to meet the needs of the communities they serve. Diverse groups including elected officials, small business owners, families and students depend upon libraries and the resources they offer. Resources like e-books, materials for English-language learners, access to the Internet and programming for all ages are just a few ways libraries and librarians are transforming to lead their communities. Community members can also develop their own leadership skills at the library with endless opportunity to build skills and confidence through resources and programming.

“The library helps lead our community by advocating for widespread access to crucial services and lifelong learning,” said Diana Urbom. “Libraries level the playing field for people of any age who seek information and access to technologies to improve their quality of life.

 

 

 

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