Lives change @ your 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 (April 13-19, 2014) celebrating the impact Public Libraries have had on their community. As well as the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support.
The 2014 National Library Week theme is Lives change @ your library® (ALA). Libraries and librarians have a powerful and positive impact on the lives of Americans on a daily basis (ALA). Your library strives to continue to serve your information and entertainment needs.
For example the North Baltimore Public Library circulates over 10,000 items each month (and people have the misconception that Public Libraries will become obsolete). These items include books, magazines, e-books, DVDs, and CDs.
The library also has patrons accessing 30 or so patron computers and tablets with access to high speed internet on a daily basis. As well as guidance in accessing the electronic devices. Your library is striving to continue to meet your information needs.
Librarians are accountable to the community. So visit the North Baltimore Public Library, express your ideas and help us to succeed in serving you. National Library Week is the perfect opportunity for the community to share how the library has changed their life.
Please stop in the Library with a written story of how you use your library and share how using the library is making your life easier and more rewarding. The North Baltimore Public library will post your stories on our Facebook Page to share with our community. Allowing the public to see what we offer.
submitted by Lori Kaufman, NBPL librarian