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 to study, but also creative and engaging community centers where people can collaborate using new technologies, get help with research and classes, and of course, access books and other resources.
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 and programs, or a safe haven in times of crisis, libraries, librarians and library workers transform their communities.
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. To learn more about National Library Week visit ilovelibraries.org.
How have you seen libraries transform?