Contributed by Prince William Public Library System
(Prince William County, VA, 03/21/2014)… Lives change @ your library: National Library Week April 13-19. The Prince William Public Library System joins libraries in schools, campuses and communities nationwide in celebrating National Library Week, a time to highlight the value of libraries, librarians and library workers from April 13-19, 2014. This year’s theme is “Lives change @ your library!
Libraries today are more than repositories for books and other resources. Often the heart of their communities, campuses or schools, libraries are deeply committed to the places where their patrons live, work and study. Libraries are trusted places where everyone in the community can gather to reconnect and reengage with each other to enrich and shape the community and address local issues.
Librarians work with elected officials, small business owners, students and the public at-large to discover what their communities needs are and meet them. Whether through offering e-books and technology classes, materials for English-language learners, programs for job seekers or those to support early literacy, librarians listen to the community they serve, and they respond.
The Prince William Public Library System serves Prince William County and the cities of Manassas and Manassas Park by providing books, DVD’s, CD’s, summer reading programs, craft and special events for children, young adults, and adults, book clubs, downloadable magazines, e-audiobooks and e-books, electronic resources, meeting rooms, public computers and MAGIC (Management and Government Information Center) at Chinn Park and RELIC (Ruth E. Lloyd Information Center) at Bull Run, our special collections, and much more! The Friends of the Libraries provide book sales to the public on a regular basis and those funds support the special programming needs. Contact your local library to join the Friends of the Library!
“Service to the community has always been the focus of the library,” said Dr. Connie Gilman, Library System Director. “While this aspect has never changed, libraries have grown and evolved in how they provide for the needs of every member of their community.”
The Prince William Public Library System is celebrating National Library Week with special events planned for kids and/or entire families. Be sure to check out our online Calendar of Events at www.pwcgov.org/library for other programming. Following are a few of the special events planned for National Library Week.
Bull Run Regional Library, Earth Day Crafts for Kids, Friday, April 18, 10:30 a.m.
Central Community Library, The Uncle Devin Show, Monday, April 14 at 7:00 p.m.
Chinn Park Regional Library, Baby Animal Petting Zoo, Wednesday, April 16, 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Potomac Community Library, SOS Matinee: An American Tail, Thursday, April 17, 2:00 p.m.
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 on events and activities, contact your local Prince William Public Library or visit us on the web at www.pwcgov.org/library, on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Prince WilliamPublicLibraries, Twitter: @PrinceWMLibrary, Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/pwpls/, or Tumblr: Http://pwpls.tumblr.com.
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