Embrace leadership at your library: celebrate National Library Week April 8-14
This week, Ashe County Public Library joins libraries nationwide in celebrating the many ways libraries lead their communities through the transformative services, programs and expertise they offer.
April 8-14 is National Library Week, 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. Resources like e-books and technology classes, materials for English-language learners and programs for job seekers are just a few ways libraries and librarians are transforming to lead their communities. Community members can also develop their own leadership skills at the library, with endless opportunity to build skills and confidence through resources and programming.
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.
This week a special promotion takes place to encourage patrons to share their stories of how the library has led to something of value in their lives. One randomly selected winner will receive a $100 VISA gift card and a copy of “Firebird,” the Coretta Scott King Award-winning book by Misty Copeland, 2018 National Library Week Honorary Chair.
Library lovers can post to Twitter, Instagram, or on the during National Library Week for a chance to win. Entries can be a picture, video, or text. Creativity is encouraged. Just be sure they include the hashtags #NationalLibraryWeek and #LibrariesLead on their social media post for a chance to win.
For more information, visit the Ashe County Public Library at 148 Library Dr. West Jefferson, North Carolina, call 336.846.2041 or see the library’s website at www.ashelibrary.org. Library hours are 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday.