April 4-10, 2021 is National Library Week, a time to highlight the essential role libraries, librarians and library workers play in transforming lives and strengthening communities. The theme for this year’s National Library Week is “Welcome to your library,” which promotes the idea that libraries extend far beyond the four walls of a building and that everyone is welcome to use their services. Whether people visit virtually or in person, libraries are accessible and inclusive places that foster a sense of belonging and community through learning, discovery and exploration.
During these challenging times, libraries of all types have been going above and beyond to adapt to our changing world by expanding their resources and continuing to meet the needs of their patrons. Libraries across the country are making a difference in people’s lives by providing electronic learning resources and virtual programs and services. From ebooks and audiobooks to virtual storytimes and bookclubs to fun online videos, we have offered a range of ways for the community to connect with us. This includes expanding our digital media offerings, pivoting to virtual programming, and adding grab and go activities for those who visit in person. We continue to be available to assist the community in finding the books and resources they need, whether they visit us in person, call us, or engage with our website.
This National Library Week, the public can show their appreciation and support for libraries by visiting their library’s website, following them on social media and using the hashtag #NationalLibraryWeek. For more information on all of our services and programs and how you can connect with us, please visit www.freelibraryofspringfieldtownship.org.
First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association and libraries of all types across the country each April.