April 12th– 18th, 2015 is designated as National Library Week by the American Library Association. Started in 1958, it’s a time each year to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and librarians and to support and promote all that libraries do in their communities throughout the year.
Libraries are more than just books in the year 2015. They are places where the community connects for all different kinds of reasons.
At the Clark County Public Library, children can learn that reading is fun at one of our weekly Storytimes or Pretend Play sessions. Foodies out there can try their hand at creating that next culinary masterpiece with our monthly Cookbook Club. Make connections with other family historians through sharing your experiences at Genealogy Club. Learn the ins and out of social media through Technology Classes. Teens can create and share their own literary magazine at our Teen Advisory Council. Attend a community meeting, live music performance, or get free tax help at one of our locations. Learn a language or update your current skill set online with Transparent Languages or Gale Courses. The possibility for engagement at all age levels really is endless!
As a “thank you” to all of those individuals in our community who understand and utilize all that the library has to offer, we’ll be giving away a free Clark County Public Library logo umbrella when you check out 5 or more items OR bring in a friend to sign them up for a library card on April 15th and 16th!
For those of you who don’t live in the area, take a moment to think about what the library in your part of the world means to you – and perhaps even go a step further by saying “thank you” for what they provide.