During the week of April 8-14, the member libraries of the Pickens County Cooperative Library System – Aliceville, Carrollton, Pickens County Cooperative, Reform, and Ruth Holliman/Gordo – will join libraries nationwide in celebrating the many ways libraries lead their communities through the transformative services, programs, and expertise they offer.
First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance promoted by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. National Library Week is an annual celebration of the life-changing work of libraries, librarians and library workers. Libraries aren’t just places to borrow books or study—they’re also creative and engaging community centers where people can collaborate using new technologies and develop their skills and passions.
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. Community members can develop their own leadership skills at the library, with endless opportunities to build skills and confidence through resources, programming, and technology. By providing such resources as computer classes, tutoring for adult literacy students, programs for job seekers, and summer programs for children, libraries and librarians lead their communities in new and exciting directions.
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