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National Library Week, April 9 to 15

by on Thursday, March 30, 2017 7:39 AM
This week, the Delmar 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. 

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 of quiet study, but also creative and engaging community centers where people can collaborate using new technologies, learn how to use a 3D printer, or sample virtual reality technology.

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, programs for job seekers or a safe haven in times of crisis, libraries and librarians transform their communities.

At the Delmar Public Library we are transforming our community by offering technology access and assistance, early childhood literacy programming, art workshops and much more.

“The library embraces the entire community, offering unlimited opportunities for personal growth and lifelong learning,” said Susan Upole, Director of the Delmar Public Library. “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 Delmar Public Library is celebrating National Library Week by holding a Spring Open House on Thursday, April 13 from 5:30 to 7 pm.

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.  

View the original bill passed in 1958, and the 2017 resolution approved by the Delaware General Assembly here.

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