Lancaster County Public Libraries are celebrating National Library Week!
The Public Libraries of Lancaster County join libraries throughout Pennsylvania and the country in celebrating all that libraries have to offer as part of the National Library Celebration. The Lancaster County Board of Commissioners delivered a proclamation at their April 3rd meeting announcing that Lancaster County Public Libraries will be celebrating National Library Week from April 7 – 13, 2019. The annual celebration highlights 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 communities, providing critical resources, programs and expertise. Our libraries are more than book repositories! They also provide a public space where the public, regardless of age, culture or income level, can come together to connect and learn. Elected officials, small business owners, students, and the public at large depend upon libraries and the resources they offer to meet the needs of their communities. By providing resources such as eBooks and technology courses, English as a Second Language (ESL) materials, job development programs or safe spaces, libraries and librarians are leading in their communities.
For more information, visit www.lancasterlibraries.org to find out about the exciting events that Lancaster County’s Public Libraries have to offer!
Mark your calendar for these national happenings!
- Monday, April 8: State of America’s Libraries Report released, including Top Ten Frequently Challenged Books of 2018. Here is the report: State of America’s Libraries ~ 2018 Report
- Tuesday, April 9: National Library Workers Day, a day for library staff, administrators, and Friends groups to recognize the valuable contributions made by all library workers. #nlwd19
- Wednesday, April 10: National Bookmobile Day, a day to recognize the contributions of our nation’s bookmobiles and the dedicated professionals who make high-quality bookmobile outreach possible in their communities. #BookmobileDay2019 To find out more about the Library System’s Bookmobile services, visit: https://lancasterlibraries.org/bookmobile/
- Thursday, April 11: Take Action for Libraries Day, a day to speak up for libraries and share your library story. #MyLibraryMyStory
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