Transform your ideas about the library: celebrate National Library Week April 9-15
National Library Week
April 9-15, 2017
This week, the Craig County Public Library joins libraries in schools, campuses and communities nationwide in celebrating the many ways libraries are transforming their communities every day through the services and invaluable expertise they offer.
April 9-15 is National Library Week, a time to highlight the changing role of libraries, librarians and library workers. Libraries aren’t only a place of quiet study, but also creative and engaging community centers where people can collaborate using new technologies, learn how to use a computer or even learn more about their own special interests.
Libraries of all types are evolving to meet the needs of the communities they serve. Elected officials, small business owners, students and the public at large depend upon libraries and the resources they offer to address the needs of their communities. By providing such resources as e-books and technology classes, materials for English-language learners, programs for job seekers or a safe haven in times of crisis, libraries and librarians transform their communities.
At the Craig County Public Library, we are transforming by providing resources for entertainment, interfacing with world events and information, education, workforce development, and being a place for social interaction with our community and neighbors.
“The library embraces the entire community, offering unlimited opportunities for personal growth and lifelong learning,” said Carla Ritzler, Library Director. “Libraries level the playing field for people of any age who are seeking the information and access to technologies that will improve their quality of life.”
Libraries also offer something unique to their communities, the expertise of individual librarians. Librarians assist patrons in using increasingly complex technology and sorting through the potentially overwhelming mass of information bombarding today’s digital society. This is especially crucial when access to reliable and trustworthy data is more important than ever.
The Craig County Public Library is celebrating National Library Week by a raffle for a Kindle Fire, a spring photography contest, daily raffles for books, and treats in the library during the week.
First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April.
For more information, visit the Craig County Public Library at 303 Main Street in downtown New Castle, call 540-864-9878 or see the library’s Web site at www.craiglibrary.org. Library hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10-6; Wednesday 10-7 and Saturday 10-4. There is also a Facebook page to see what new materials have been added or what is happening at the library.