Press Release: National Library Week 2017

April 5th, 2017

TRANSFORM YOUR IDEAS ABOUT THE LIBRARY: Celebrate National Library Week April 9th–15th

This week, the Bullitt County Public Library (BCPL) joins libraries in schools, campuses, and communities nationwide in celebrating National Library Week, a time to highlight the dynamic changes that are happening in today’s libraries. Libraries today aren’t only a place of quiet study and a place to check out books, but also creative and engaging community centers where people can collaborate, explore new technologies like 3D printing, or just relax with friends old and new.

Libraries and librarians are change agents within their communities— transforming lives through innovative educational resources and forward-thinking programming. Libraries are doing their part to close the digital divide and level the playing field by providing free access to information and technologies that many in their communities would be hard pressed to find elsewhere.

Librarians work with elected officials, small business owners, educators, students, and the public at large to discover and meet the needs of their communities. Whether through offering e-books and technology classes, materials for English-language learners, and programs for job seekers or through providing a safe haven in times of crisis, librarians listen to the community they serve, and they respond.

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