PCDL - Putnam County Sentinel

PUTNAM COUNTY — This week, all eight locations of the Putnam County District Library join 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 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 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.

“The PCDL helps lead our community by advocating for widespread access to crucial services and lifelong learning,” said Director Kelly Ward “Libraries level the playing field for people of any age who seek information and access to technologies to improve their quality of life.”

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, visit one of the eight Putnam County District Library locations or see the library’s website at www.mypcdl.org.