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 creative and engaging community centers where people can collaborate using new technologies and developing their skills and passions.
Libraries of all types have long been evolving to meet the needs of the communities they serve. Diverse groups including community organizations, small business owners, students, and families depend upon libraries and the resources they offer. Resources such as e-books and technology classes, materials for English-language learners, and programs and resources for job seekers 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. YOUR Rowan County Public Library offers resources and programming for all age groups. The Library is available to everybody. It is the community place that levels the playing field for people of any age who seek information for lifelong learning.
As part of the weeklong celebration, Tuesday, April 10, is designated as National Library Workers Day. This is a day to recognize all library workers for their many contributions. Stop by the Library and say, “Thank you” to the outstanding staff members at YOUR Rowan County Public Library. (And, my thanks to you folks who express your appreciation for our staff in so many ways—notes, social media posts, goodies . . . .)
Wednesday, April 11, is National Bookmobile Day. Kentucky has the largest bookmobile fleet in the nation and we at RCPL are proud of Miss Donna and her provision of quality library service “on the road” throughout Rowan County.
We invite you to be an active part of the National Library Week celebration. Stop in the Library and participate in our National Library Week Scavenger Hunt Checkout. To be entered in our NLW prize drawing, pick up your “Libraries Lead” bookmark and check out the items listed.