The Boulder Junction Public Library joins libraries in schools, campuses and communities nationwide in celebrating the many ways libraries lead their communities through the transformative services, programs and expertise they offer. April 8-14 is National Library Week, an annual celebration of the life-changing work of libraries, librarians and library workers.
Libraries today are more about what they do, as opposed to what they have, for patrons. Libraries aren’t only a place to borrow books or study, but also creative and engaging community centers where people can collaborate using new technologies and new information formats or just relax. Our library offers access to a variety of print and digital resources that can be accessed in person or online.
Libraries of all types have long been evolving to meet the needs of the communities they serve. Diverse groups including elected officials, small business owners and students depend upon libraries and the resources they offer. Resources like e-books and technology classes, materials for English-language learners and programs for job seekers are just a few ways libraries and librarians are transforming to lead their communities. Community members can also develop their own leadership skills at the library, with endless opportunity to build skills and confidence through resources and programming.
“The library helps lead our community by advocating for widespread access to crucial services and lifelong learning,” said Cherie Sanderson, Library Director. “Libraries level the playing field for people of any age who seek information and access to technologies to improve their quality of life.”
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 Boulder Junction Public Library at 5392 Park Street, call 715-385-2050 or see the library’s Web site at http://boulderjunction.wislib.org/.