This week, April 7-13, is National Library Week, a time to highlight the roles of libraries in the world. Most people think of libraries as a quiet place to borrow books, but today’s libraries are at the heart of our cities, towns, schools and campuses, providing critical resources, programs and expertise. At the library, we have resources for job-seekers, programs to teach kids about science, math, and technology, discussion groups for adults, and other materials and programs to meet the needs of the residents of Green Tree. We provide a public space where all community members, regardless of age, culture or income level, can come together to connect and learn.
If you love your library and want to get involved, the Friends of the Library are hosting a special Open House and Social on April 10 at 7 p.m. for prospective new members. All adults are invited to stop by to learn more about the library, the Friends and how the organization supports the library. If you’re looking to get involved in the community, volunteer, and meet new people, come to the Open House to discover what you can do and how you can get involved! There will be light refreshments and a slideshow that showcases events and activities of the Friends and the library.
The theme of National Library week this year is “Libraries = Strong Communities.” Celebrate this week by visiting the library to find out what’s new. Join us in celebrating the many ways libraries are building strong communities and transforming lives!