April 11-17 Is National Library Week
by Chris Reece, Director, Ouray Public Library
Mar 26, 2010 | 207 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
This April 11 to 17 schools, campuses and communities across the country celebrate National Library Week, a time to remind the public about the contribution libraries, librarians and library workers make to their communities every day.

In today’s tough economy, libraries offer free resources to help people find jobs and learn new skills. People of all ages and backgrounds find entertainment, develop skills and come to find their place in the community. People gather for book discussions, for storytime with their children or to volunteer. Our library helps the community thrive.

What makes the library unique is access to trained professionals – librarians – who help people find and interpret the information they need to make a difference in their lives. Our libraries also keep us connected, providing a space for people of all ages, classes and races to come together, while keeping us connected to events and people around the world.

Here are just a few of the things you can do this month at the Ouray Public Library:

Start your 1-to-4-year-old on his or her path to reading at Miss June’s Lap Read on April 6.

Enjoy stories and crafts with your kindergarten through fourth-grader at Miss June’s April Craft on April 9.

Remind your middle or high school students that the library is fun at the Tweens and Teens Game Night and Book Club Kick-off on April 14.

Find out what your library is worth by participating in the Ouray Library Return on Investment Contest. Go to HYPERLINK "http://ouray.colibraries.org/what-is-my-library-worth.html" http://ouray.colibraries.org/what-is-my-library-worth.html to find out!

Post a creative photo of a patron with a Ouray Library book on the Ouray Library’s Facebook wall. Go to HYPERLINK "http://ouray.colibraries.org/" http://ouray.colibraries.org/ and Find us on Facebook.

Share your library story at OurayPL@gmail.com.

How can the library help you thrive? National Library Week is the perfect time to find out.


– Chris Reece, Director, Ouray Public Library
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