National Library Week 2013
Communities matter @ your library: celebrate National Library Week April 14-20
(New Rockford,ND) –This week, the Eddy-New Rockford Library joins libraries in schools, campuses and communities nationwide in celebrating National Library Week, a time to highlight the value of libraries, librarians and library workers.
Libraries today are more than repositories for books and other resources. Often the heart of their communities, campuses or schools, libraries are deeply committed to the places where their patrons live, work and study. Libraries are trusted places where everyone in the community can gather to reconnect and reengage with each other to enrich and shape the community and address local issues.
Librarians work with elected officials, small business owners, students and the public at large to discover what their communities needs are and meet them. Whether through offering e-books and technology classes, materials for English-language learners, programs for job seekers or those to support early literacy, librarians listen to the community they serve, and they respond.
The Eddy-New Rockford library serves Eddy County by providing new bestseller, downloadable ebooks and audiobooks, one on one computer classes, wireless internet access, public use computers, a place for meetings, GED classes, and much more.
“Service to the community has always been the focus of the library,” said Susie Sharp, Librarian “While this aspect has never changed, libraries have grown and evolved in how they provide for the needs of every member of their community.”
The Eddy-New Rockford Library is celebrating National Library Week by having a week long Chocolate Extravaganza come in every day for a different chocolate dessert and samples of Lindt Chocolate which you can order all week.
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 the Eddy-New Rockford Library at 10 8th St. N. call 947-5540 or see the library’s Web site at http://www.newrockfordndlibrary.com/ or our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/NewRockfordPublicLibrary Libraries hours are Monday 2-8 Tues.-Fri. 11-6.