Sunday, March 16, 2014

In The Stacks - By Jen Alvino Leo

Next month, April 13th to 19th, the Windham Public Library joins libraries in schools, campuses and communities nationwide in celebrating National Library Week. This is a time to highlight the value of libraries, librarians and library workers. 
Libraries today are more than repositories for books and other resources. Often they are the hearts of their communities, campuses or schools. Libraries are deeply committed to the places where their patrons live, work and study. Libraries are trusted places where everyone in the community can gather to reconnect and reengage with each other to enrich and shape the community and address local issues. 

Librarians work with elected officials, small business owners, students and the public at large to discover what their communities needs are and meet them. Whether through offering e-books and technology classes, materials for English-language learners, programs for job seekers or those to support early literacy, librarians listen to the community they serve, and they respond.

The Windham Public Library serves the Town of Windham by providing a wide-ranging collection of books, movies, magazines and other resources for information and entertainment needs as well as story times, book groups, computer access and knowledgeable staff to help you access the information you need.

Service to the community has always been the focus of the library. While this aspect has never changed, libraries have grown and evolved in how they provide for the needs of every member of their community.

On Monday, April 14th the Windham Public Library is celebrating National Library Week by hosting a Declaration for the Right to Libraries signing. Join us at 4 p.m. for a presentation by State librarian Linda Lord, author Julia Spencer-Fleming, illustrator Kevin Hawkes, local town officials and library staff members. The new library logo will be unveiled as well and refreshments will be served.

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, visit us, call 207-892-1908 or visit the library’s Web site at Library hours are Monday and Wednesday 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m, Tuesday and Thursday 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m, and Friday and Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

We hope you join us and place your signature on the declaration in support of Windham Public Library.

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