This week, Saline District Library joins libraries nationwide in celebrating the many ways libraries lead their communities through the transformative services, programs and expertise they offer.
April 8-14 is National Library Week. Sponsored by the American Library Association, it is 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 also creative and engaging community centers where people can collaborate using new technologies and develop their skills and passions.
Libraries of all types have long been evolving to meet the needs of the communities they serve. People from all walks of life, including students, teachers, parents, business owners, authors, technicians, government officials and more depend upon libraries and the resources they offer. Resources like e-books and technology classes, materials for English-language learners and programs for job seekers are just a few ways libraries and librarians are transforming to lead their communities. Libraries offer endless opportunities for community members to build skills and confidence through resources and programming.
Unique items are available for loan to learn about or try out something new. Borrow a tool to make a repair or learn how to knit or take home a bird watching kit. Need a mobile hotspot for a short period of time? These things and many more are available in the library’s ETC collection.
Saline District Library helps lead the community by providing early literacy programs and resources, participating with other area libraries for community reads, offering educational and fun programs for all ages and assisting anyone in finding the information they need.
“The library helps lead our community by advocating for widespread access to crucial services and lifelong learning,” said Leslie Parsels, Vice President of the Library Board of Trustees. “Libraries level the playing field for people of any age who seek information and access to technologies to improve their quality of life.”
Saline District Library is celebrating National Library Week by hosting special programs including Books for Bingo, SDL Iron Chef for teens, and a book discussion and visit from author, Sarah Shoemaker. There is also a Bookface contest throughout April. See the library website for details about the contest and other programs.
For more information, visit the Saline District Library at 555 N. Maple Rd., call 734-429-5450 or visit the library’s website at www.salinelibrary.org.