National Library Week
Happy National Library Week!
The theme for National Library Week (April 4-10, 2021), “Welcome to Your Library,” promotes the idea that libraries extend far beyond the four walls of a building – and that everyone is welcome to use their services. During the pandemic libraries have been going above and beyond to adapt to our changing world by expanding their resources and continuing to meet the needs of their users. Whether people visit in person or virtually, libraries offer opportunities for everyone to explore new worlds and become their best selves through access to technology, multimedia content, and educational programs (American Library Association).
We are more than books on shelves! We have large print books, audiobook CDs, DVDs, magazines, educational toys, STEM kits, Play K educational kits, computers, Wi-Fi, photocopy & fax service.
A library card provides virtual resources like e-books, e-audiobooks, and e-magazines, and access to many other electronic resources.
We are in transition with our e-magazines. RBdigital was purchased by another company. After examining options, our library system opted to switch to the cloudLibrary NewsStand platform. We now have links to this new resource on both our home page and our e-resource page.
We will be offering our annual “Why I Love My Library” prize drawing.
Prize: a $15 gift certificate/card for a local merchant you may select. Enter by telling us “Why I Love My Library” one of three ways:
Come in and fill out a slip explaining “Why I Love My Library.”
Comment on the “I Love My Library” post which will be pinned to the top of our current, active Facebook page, @meyersdalelibrary. (While you’re there, please “Like” us, if you haven’t already!)
If you don’t do Facebook, and you can’t get to the library, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line “Why I Love My Library.”
We’re also offering our annual guestimate game: how many jelly beans are in the jar? Entries may be made in person or via Facebook/Messenger or email. I’ve included a picture of the jar with a ruler to help judge how large the jar is for more accurate estimating!
We are preparing a new grant-funded program to help improve communication skills. In these difficult times, we need to find more ways to talk and work together. .Even when we disagree. Especially when we disagree. Please join our conversation about how to have difficult discussions in a civil and helpful way. Society is healthier and democracy works better when we work together. Learn more here:
Listening Locally: A project to build community
Have a great week!
The Library Lady.
The Listening Locally project is grant funded. Libraries Transforming Communities: Focus on Small and Rural Libraries is an initiative of the American Library Association (ALA) in collaboration with the Association for Rural & Small Libraries (ARSL)