Communities Thrive @Your Library

National Library Week has begun, and it is time to celebrate the contributions of libraries and librarians nationwide!

A library provides its community with an immense amount of information. Librarians help people find and interpret information pertinent to their daily lives. Thus, a library’s contribution to its community is invaluable.

Libraries offer free resources to help people find jobs and learn new skills. People come to their local library as a source of entertainment, to discuss and swap opinions about books, and to feel a sense of community. Our libraries also provide a safe, educational place for children to gather.  

Despite their importance and impact on community life, libraries across the country face closings and cutbacks. As part of National Library Week, ALA has asked that you contact your local legislators to voice your support of libraries.

Find out programs and activities for National Library Week near you by visiting your local library/ library Web site. For questions regarding National Library Week, contact Megan McFarlane at mmcfarlane@ala.org.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s