2012-04-12 / Entertainment

National Library Week

You belong at your library® this National Library Week, April 8-14

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 materials in print and electronic formats, job-seeking resources, book clubs, teen activities, 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, join our nation’s libraries and librarians by celebrating the place where we all belong.

There’s something for everyone at the Fulton County Library during National Library Week from story hours in McConnellsburg, Hustontown or Needmore, to a young adult book club discussion on Friday at 4:30 or a free Friday movie this Friday at 6:10 p.m. On Saturday, April 14, at 2 p.m. the library will host the first in a series of living history presentations, this one about how people in Fulton County are helping children in Haiti. If you don’t have a library card, this is a great time to stop in and explore everything your library has to offer.

“Today's libraries provide a wide range of opportunities for people with diverse needs and interests,” says Jamie Brambley, library director. “That means providing their communities with tailor-made collections and services for people of diverse backgrounds 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, visit the Fulton County Library in McConnellsburg or the Hustontown Branch, call 717-485-5327 or see the library’s Web site and calendar of events at fultoncountylibrary.org.

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