“Communities Matter @ Your Library” is the theme of this year’s National Library Week, going on now. Whether you are a job seeker looking for resources to land a new position, a parent looking for free activities for the family or a student searching for your next favorite book, you belong at your library.
According to the ALA, libraries have historically served as our nation’s great equalizers of knowledge. Today’s libraries help level the playing field by making both print and digital information affordable, available and accessible to all people. The strength of libraries has always been the diversity of their collections and commitment to serving all people.
“The Washoe County Library System provides a wide range of opportunities for people with diverse needs and interests,” Library Director Arnie Maurins said. “That means providing the community with a tailor-made collection along with programs and services for people of diverse backgrounds, language abilities and technological skills.”
The public is invited to visit the library this week during this celebration of libraries, a place where we all belong, and where we have something for everyone. A snapshot of programs includes the following:
•Alea Milham, local author, provides tips for meal planning and making the dollar stretch at the grocery store.
•Tim Snider and the House of Waters perform worldly music.
•Bruka presents Snow White. Discover how this story was handed down by word of mouth until it was recorded by the Brothers Grimm in the late 1800s
•Meet Amelia Bedelia and join her in her literal world.
•Story Times, E-Book Cafés, job seeking resources and much more
For details on locations and times, visit www.washoecountylibrary.us or pick up a calendar of events at your local library.