National Library Week, was created to celebrate and promote the value, impact and services of libraries throughout the country. During this time, libraries also recognize their viability relies on patron and community use and support. Help us celebrate by visiting your library and showing your support on social media.
The theme for the week is "Libraries Transform," which promotes public awareness of what today’s libraries and librarians do for and with people, rather than simply what they have. The goal of this advocacy campaign is to help libraries and librarians speak with a unified voice about the value of today’s libraries, while also raising awareness for what modern libraries are about.
The Atlantic County Library System is more than a quiet place to study and check out books. Whether it is internet access, job training and resumé writing workshops for the unemployed, or programs to engage the next generation, our library is a modern community center that provides for the needs of every member of our community. It is a place where lives are transformed every day.
This week make it a point to stop in and peruse our catalog or shelves to find books, music and magazines, use our computers or join one of our programs or events. Some of the programs currently available at the Atlantic County Library System include storytimes, book clubs, computer skills workshops, chess clubs, knitting groups, concerts, informative talks, and health & fitness workshops. Checkout our events calendar or ask our staff to discover what's going on in our branches. If you can't come by, you can access our online resources which are available 24/7. Download a book, music or magazines and use our databases to learn a language, do research, get homework help or just to learn something new.
Follow and share posts and images with hashtags #NationalLibraryWeek & #LibrariesTransform
to show your support!
The Libraries Transform Campaign, an initiative of the American Library Association (ALA), is designed to increase public awareness of the value, impact and services provided by libraries and library professionals. The campaign showcases the transformative nature of today’s libraries and elevates the critical role libraries play in the digital age. To learn more about Libraries Transform, visit librariestransform.org.