Transform your ideas about the library: Celebrate National Library Week April 10-16

Transform your ideas about the library: Celebrate National Library Week April 10-16

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This week, the Eddy-New Rockford Library joins libraries in schools, campuses and communities nationwide in celebrating the dynamic changes that are happening in today’s libraries. April 10-16 is National Library Week, a time to highlight the changing role of libraries, librarians and library workers.

Libraries today are more about what they do, for and with library users as opposed to what they have for patrons. Libraries aren’t only a place of quiet study, but also creative and engaging community centers where people can collaborate using new technologies, use the computers or WiFi, join a book club or just relax. Our library offers access to a variety of print and digital resources, including  e-books, digital audiobooks, and videos through Library2Go and from the State Library online homework help, online databases, E-Magazines and downloadable Music through Freegal, that can be accessed in person or online.

Libraries of all types are evolving to meet the needs of the communities they serve. At the Eddy-New Rockford Library we are transforming by offering free WiFi, an online catalog where you can search, renew your books and even reserve books for pick-up all with your library card. We also recently received a grant for non-fiction books, movies and audiobooks we are still in the process of purchasing books so if you have any suggestions stop in.

“Service to the community has always been the focus of the library,” said Susie Sharp, librarian. “Libraries level the playing field for people of any age who are seeking the information and access to technologies that will improve their quality of life.”

Libraries are many things to many people. They work with elected officials, small business owners, students and the public at large to discover and address the needs of their communities. Whether through offering e-books and technology classes, GED Classes, programs for job seekers or offering a safe haven in times of crisis, libraries and librarians listen to the community they serve, and they respond.

The Eddy-New Rockford Library is celebrating National Library Week by having hearts for sale at Millers Fresh Foods donate a dollar and tell us what you love about the library, these hearts will also be available at the library.

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. North phone at 947-5540 or see the library’s Web site at or the library’s Facebook Page  Libraries hours are Monday 1-7 Tues.-Fri. 11-6.


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