Celebrate National Library Week April 14-20
San Juan Island Library joins libraries in schools, campuses and communities nationwide in celebrating National Library Week, a time to highlight the value of libraries, librarians and library workers.
Libraries today are more than repositories for books and other resources. Often the heart of their communities, campuses or schools, libraries are deeply committed to the places where their patrons live, work and study. Libraries are trusted places where everyone in the community can gather to reconnect and reengage with each other to enrich and shape the community and address local issues.
Librarians work with elected officials, small business owners, students and the public at large to discover what their communities’ needs are and meet them. Whether through offering e-books and technology classes, materials for English-language learners, access to technology and online databases, resources for job seekers or a range of creative events and workshops for adults and youth, San Juan Island Library listens to its community and responds.
“Service to the community has always been the focus of the library,” said Laurie Orton, Library Director. “While this aspect has never changed, libraries have grown and evolved in how they provide for the needs of every member of their community.”
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.
For more information, visit the San Juan Island Library at 1010 Guard Street, call 378-2798 or see the Library’s web site at www.sjlib.org. The Library is open Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 10 am to 6 pm; Tuesday and Thursday from 10 am to 8 pm; Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm; and Sunday from 1 pm to 5 pm.
San Juan Island Library
1010 Guard Street
Friday Harbor, WA 98250