National Library Week, April 8-14
Sunday, April 8, 2012 5:42 am
Whether you are a job seeker looking for resources to land a new job, a parent looking for free activities for children or a student searching for your next favorite book, you belong @ your library.
Today’s libraries help level the playing field by making both print and digital information affordable, available and accessible to all people. Libraries provide cultural heritage and genealogical collections, materials in print and electronic formats, job seeking resources, English as second language and citizenship classes and many other creative and resourceful programs.
Libraries have historically served as our nation’s great equalizers of knowledge. The strength of libraries has always been the diversity of their collections and commitment to serving all people. This National Library Week, join our nation’s libraries and librarians by celebrating the place where we all belong.
The Cannon County Library System is celebrating National Library Week with a picture scavenger hunt available at both the Woodbury and Auburntown locations. Posters with photos of Cannon County sites will be available and the entrant who gives the location of the most sites will win two tickets to the Annual Friends of the Library Roast on April 19th. In the event of a tie, the winner will be chosen by random drawing from entries with the most correct answers.
“Today's libraries provide a wide range of opportunities for people with diverse needs and interests,” says Rita Allen, Library Director.“That means providing their communities with tailor made collections and services for people of diverse backgrounds, language abilities and technological skills.”
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 Adams Memorial Library in Woodbury, or the Auburntown Branch Library in Auburntown, call 615-563-5861 or see the library’s Web site at www.cannoncolibrary.org