Libraries = Strong Communities is this year’s theme for National Libraries Week celebrated April 7-13, 2019. If you haven’t been to your public library lately, then head on over to see how your library is building a strong community.
Libraries build strong communities by connecting patrons to knowledge
By visiting your public library, you can access countless books and resources.
These resources can be shared with your child, who will benefit by reading or being read to each and every day for 20 minutes to establish literacy skills, attention spans, and vocabulary.
Libraries build strong communities by connecting patrons to electronic resources
Besides books and videos, public libraries often allow patrons to access electronic resources like Overdrive or Flipster. Overdrive allows patrons to borrow audio and electronic books for free with your library card. Flipster gives library cardholders access to magazines.
If you feel like your smart device is smarter than you are, ask your librarian for help. They will be more than happy to help you learn how to use your device so you can access all of their resources.
Libraries build strong communities by connecting patrons to one another
Libraries often host regular storytimes where parents and children can connect with one another. They often host events centered around magicians, puppeteers, STEM, Legos, Pokemon, and Minecraft.