“National Library Week is a time to celebrate the contributions of libraries, librarians and library workers in our local branches and in communities nationwide,” said Freeholder Bill Moen, liaison to the Camden County Library System. “It is the perfect time to discover all the Camden County Library System has to offer you and your family.”
National Library week has adopted the theme “Libraries Transform” to exemplify not only what libraries have for their communities, but what they do for them as well.
“This year’s theme could not be more appropriate as it relates to the Camden County Library System. There are numerous ways libraries transform their communities and help them realize their aspirations,” said Linda Devlin, Director of the Camden County Library System. “From reading programs and First Steps Early Childhood Literacy programs to access to social workers, culinary literacy and online high school, today’s libraries are truly addressing the needs of their communities. We continually evaluate the needs of those we serve and create library programs that help to bring residents closer to meeting those goals.”
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. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. All types of libraries – school, public, academic and special – participate.
“Every day libraries in big cities and small towns, colleges and universities, in schools and in businesses help transform their communities,” said Freeholder Moen. “At the libraries of the Camden County Library System, people of all backgrounds can come together for book clubs, lectures and programs, to do research with the assistance of a trained professional, to find a job or to get help with homework.”
For more information on the Camden County Library System, or to find your local branch, visit www.camdencountylibrary.org.