Libraries Strengthen Their Communities: Celebrate National Library Week April 7-13

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 03/29/2019 - 22:33

This week the Saline District Library joins libraries of all types in celebrating the many ways libraries build strong communities by providing critical resources, programs, and expertise. 

April 7-13, 2019 is National Library Week, an annual celebration highlighting the valuable role libraries, librarians and library workers play in transforming lives and communities. Libraries of various types are at the heart of their cities, towns, schools and campuses. They have public spaces where people of all backgrounds can come together and connect.

Library programs encourage community members to meet to discuss civic issues, improve literacy, learn about history, technology, social issues, and more. Library staff also partner with other civic and service organizations to actively engage with the people they serve, always striving to make sure their community’s core needs are being met.

 “Libraries are cornerstones of democracy, promoting the free exchange of information and ideas for all,” said Mary Ellen Mulcrone, Library Director.They also foster civic engagement by keeping people informed and aware of community events and issues.”

Saline District Library is celebrating National Library Week by offering a wide variety of book discussions and story times, as well as Bingo for Books and Read-Along Dog sessions.  You can also Celebrate National Library Week with SDL by taking "shelfies" of yourself using the library collection, services, or facilities in some way! Share them on Facebook with the hashtag #SDLshelfie and be entered into a contest for great prizes.

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 Saline District Library at 555 N. Maple Rd., call 734-429-5450, or visit online: www.salinelibrary.org

 

 

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