WILMINGTON — Transform your ideas about the library and celebrate National Library Week April 9-15.
During that week, the Wilmington Public Library joins 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.
National Library Week is 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.
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 for English-language learners, programs for job seekers or a safe haven in times of crisis, libraries and librarians transform their communities.
At the Wilmington Public Library we are transforming by offering one-on-one computer training, photography workshops, gardening programs, concerts, tax help, wellness programs, weekly story times, monthly family nights, child and teen Lego clubs, fancy tea parties, an Easter Egg Hunt, book clubs for all ages, meeting room space, and so much more!
“The library embraces the entire community, offering unlimited opportunities for personal growth and lifelong learning,” said Pam Ade, Assistant Director. “Libraries 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.
The Wilmington Public Library is celebrating National Library Week by offering fine forgiveness all week, Celebrity story times on Monday night and all daytime storytimes, and a Poetry Reading on Tuesday night.
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 the Wilmington Public Library at 268 N. South St., call 937-382-2417, or visit the library’s website at www.wilmington.lib.oh.us.