2013-04-11 / Local & State

Fulton County Library Celebrates National Library Week 2013

Fulton County Library will celebrate National Library Week April 14-20, 2013. This year’s theme is Communities Matter at your library. In tandem with PA Forward Pennsylvania Libraries, an initiative of the Pennsylvania Library Association, National Library Week highlights the unique role libraries play in people’s lives.

Through PA Forward, academic, school and public libraries across the commonwealth seek to empower Pennsylvanians with the skills and knowledge they will need to succeed. PA Forward is also designed to recognize the library’s role in the community within the context of five essential literacies that individuals must attain in order to thrive as citizens, parents, students, employees and consumers. The five literacies are basic literacy, information literacy, civic and social literacy, health literacy, and financial literacy. When leveraged properly, our libraries can help solve some of Pennsylvania’s biggest economic and social challenges; thus ensuring that our communities matter.

The Fulton County Library is very excited to take part in both National Library Week and PA Forward,” said library director Jamie Brambley, “Libraries are here for the community and its residents, whether you are searching for medical information, need to apply for a job or find a new author to try, our library has something for you.”

Stop by during the week of April 14-20, 2013, and catch a glimpse of all the things you can do at the library. The Fulton County Library and Hustontown Branch Library are free and open to the public. The library’s hours in McConnellsburg are Monday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p. m. The Hustontown Branch Library’s hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Thursday from 10 a.m.

More information is available by visiting www.fultoncountylibrary.org. To learn more about PA Forward, visit www.paforward.org.

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