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      Celebrate National Library Week with Honorary Chair Julie Foudy. #NationalLibraryWeek

      Transform your ideas about the library: celebrate National Library Week April 9-15

      Libraries are more about doing than borrowing – more about connecting than simply plugging in – and your librarian is your expert guide. Whether you want to get involved in your community, find a job, start a business, or build your digital literacy skills, your library is the key to your transformation.

      This week, we are joining 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 or even learn how to use a 3D printer.

      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.

      Our library like all libraries embraces the entire community, offering unlimited opportunities for personal growth and lifelong learning. We 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.

      Libraries transform. Our library transforms.

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