Allen County Public Library To Celebrate National Library Week

The Allen County Public Library will celebrate National Library Week the week of April 9, 2017, with various events throughout its 14 locations. National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association that began in 1958 to recognize the contributions libraries of all types make to their communities.

This year’s theme, Libraries Transform, looks at the various ways libraries transform communities and individuals alike. Through art exhibits, concerts, author visits, storytimes, writing workshops, books, and even digital resources that can be access from home libraries are an integral part of so many lives.

“Now more than ever public libraries are a vital resource for communities and are critical in helping the public navigate the overwhelming amount of information available to us – sorting through the noise to identify credible sources of information,” said Ms. Greta Southard, Director of the Allen County Public Library.

“We not only celebrate the value of this critical community asset, but also the value of reading. Reading is a fundamental life skill that helps navigate formal education as well as success in the workforce,” Ms. Southard continued. “The public library is the resource that is available to everyone in the community regardless of your circumstance, age, or ability as a pathway to knowledge, self-improvement and entertainment. We have something for everyone regardless of who you are.”

ACPL will celebrate with opportunities for customers to show their creative side through bookmark contests, origami classes, and altered book contest. Join your neighbors and fellow library customers at a variety of Altered Book Workshops throughout the branches. In addition Bumblebee the Transformer will visit with children throughout the week. See the library calendar for information on dates, times, and locations of NLW events occurring throughout Allen County.