Sweetwater County libraries to celebrate National Library Week
From April 10 through 16 the Sweetwater County Library System joins libraries nationwide in celebrating National Library Week, a time to highlight the dynamic changes happening in today’s libraries.
Libraries today are more about what they do, for and with library users as opposed to what they have for patrons. Libraries aren’t only a place of quiet study, but are creative and engaging community centers where people can collaborate, attend fun and educational programs, or just relax. The library offers access to a variety of print and digital resources, including online homework help, e-books, databases that can be accessed in person or online.
“Service to the community has always been the focus of the library,” Lindsey Travis, library system public relations specialist, said. “Libraries level the playing field for people of any age who are seeking the information and access to technologies that will improve their quality of life.”
Libraries are many things to many people. They work with elected officials, small business owners, students and the public at large to discover and address the needs of their communities. Whether through offering e-books and technology classes, programs for job seekers or offering a safe haven in times of crisis, libraries and librarians listen to the community they serve, and they respond.
The Sweetwater County Library System is celebrating National Library Week with several activities.
Rock Springs Library, White Mountain Library and the Sweetwater County Library will all have cake available for patrons to kick off the week at 2 p.m. on Monday. All three libraries will have guessing jars for both children and adults.
National Library Week
Toddler Time – 10 a.m., Rock Springs Library and Sweetwater County Library
Jewelry Class – 6 p.m., Community Fine Arts Center (Please register ahead by call 362-6212; $10 supply fee)
Toddler Time – 10:30 a.m. at White Mountain Library
Story Time – 10 a.m. at Rock Springs Library
LEGO Club – 3:30 p.m. at Rock Springs Library
High School Group – 4:30 p.m. at White Mountain Library
Story Time – 10:30 a.m. at White Mountain Library; 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at Sweetwater County Library; 1 p.m. at Rock Springs Library
Middle School Group – 3:30 p.m. at Rock Springs Library
LEGO Club – 4 p.m. at White Mountain Library
Toddler Group – 4 p.m. at White Mountain Library
Cake Decorating Class – 6:30 p.m. at Rock Springs Library
Story Time – 10:30 a.m. at White Mountain Library
Middle School Group – 3:30 p.m. at Sweetwater County Library; 5 p.m. at White Mountain Library
Knitting Class – 4 p.m. at Community Fine Arts Center
High School Group – 6 p.m. at Sweetwater County Library
Jewelry Class – noon at Community Fine Arts Center (Please register ahead by call 362-6212; $10 supply fee)
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.