Thursday, April 5, 2012


National Library Week is April 8-14, 2012.

Rochester, N.Y. -- Whether you are a job seeker looking for resources to land a new job, a parent looking for free activities for children or a student searching for your next favorite book, you belong at your library.

Today’s libraries help level the playing field by making both print and digital information affordable, available and accessible to all people.  Libraries provide cultural heritage and genealogical collections, materials in print and electronic formats, job seeking resources, English as second language and citizenship classes and many other creative and resourceful programs.

Libraries have historically served as our nation’s great equalizers of knowledge. The strength of libraries has always been the diversity of their collections and commitment to serving all people. This National Library Week, which is slated for April 8-14 this year, we are asking you to join our nation’s libraries and library workers by celebrating the place where we all belong.

“Today's libraries provide a wide range of opportunities for people with diverse needs and interests,” says Ove Overmyer, CSEA President of the City of Rochester Library Workers Local 828 Unit 7420. “That means providing our communities with tailor made collections and services for people of diverse backgrounds, language abilities and technological skills.”

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, visityour local library today.

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