The Grant County Public Library will celebrate National Library Week April 10-16, with the theme Libraries Transform. “We encourage community members to check out our local library during this special week,” said library director Jody Carlson. “Stop in and see how the library can transform your life.”
The library will have several word and trivia puzzles available for adults and children to complete and return for a prize. Stop in Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to join the fun.
National Library Week is a time to highlight the changing roles of libraries, librarians, library staff, and volunteers. Libraries aren’t only a place of quiet study, but are also creative and engaging community centers where people can collaborate using new technologies, continue their education, or just relax. Large or small, public libraries are a “community living room.” Expanding opportunities for critical thinking is at the heart of every library’s mission and every library is a reflection of the people they serve and their unique information, research and recreational needs.
National Library Week was first sponsored in 1958 by the American Library Association (ALA). Libraries across the country celebrate it every April.