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Celebrate National Library Week April 9-15

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This week, the Portsmouth Public Library joins libraries in schools, campuses and communities nationwide in celebrating the many ways libraries are transforming their communities every day through the services and invaluable expertise they offer.

April 9-15 is National Library Week, a time to highlight the changing role of libraries, librarians and library workers. Libraries aren’t only a place of quiet study, but also creative and engaging community centers where people can collaborate using new technologies.

Libraries of all types are evolving to meet the needs of the communities they serve. Elected officials, small business owners, students and the public at large depend upon libraries and the resources they offer to address the needs of their communities. By providing such resources as e-books and technology classes, programs for job seekers or a safe haven in times of crisis, libraries and librarians transform their communities.

Libraries also offer something unique to their communities, the expertise of individual librarians. Librarians assist patrons in using increasingly complex technology and sorting through the potentially overwhelming mass of information bombarding today’s digital society. This is especially crucial when access to reliable and trustworthy data is more important than ever.

The Portsmouth Public Library is celebrating National Library Week with a whole week full of fun! They will be having a Used Book Sale and a Fine Free period April 8-22 at all library locations. The Used Book Sale will have books, audiobooks, CDs, DVDs and magazines available for purchase for $1-$5. For the Fine Free Period you can bring in your overdue items and they will waive your late fees! Already have an account balance? They will waive 50% of your fees when you pay 50% in one payment.* *Collection Agency fee of $10.00 cannot be waived. The Bookmobile is always on the move throughout Scioto County. See if you can be one of the first to find it at each stop April 11-14 for I SPY the Bookmobile and win a gift certificate to the Used Book Sale. You can also enter to win a gift certificate to the Used Book Sale by visiting any library location April 10-15. Information on other programs celebrating National Library Week that will be offered can be found at the Library’s website or at any Library location.

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.

Celebrate National Library Week April 9-15

Staff Report