During National Library Week April 4-10, check out your library in person or online

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    By Meg Wempe
    Ruby M. Sisson Memorial Library

    Next week, your Ruby Sisson Library encourages all community members to visit its website or library to explore and access virtual and in-person services and programs. 

    The Ruby Sisson Library offers a wide array of resources that are available from the comfort of your home, including streaming videos, downloadable books and audiobooks. We have additional resources available in person, whether you are a local or a tourist. 

    April 4-10 is National Library Week, a time to highlight the essential role libraries, librarians and library workers play in transforming lives and strengthening communities. 

    The theme for this year’s National Library Week is “Welcome to your library,” which promotes the idea that libraries extend far beyond the four walls of a building and that everyone is welcome to use their services. Whether people visit virtually or in person, libraries are accessible and inclusive places that foster a sense of belonging and community through learning, discovery and exploration.

    During these challenging times, libraries of all types have been going above and beyond to adapt to our changing world by expanding their resources and continuing to meet the needs of their patrons. Libraries across the country are making a difference in people’s lives by providing electronic learning resources like learning a foreign language and testing resources, as well as Wi-Fi and computer access for students and workers who may lack Internet access at home. Ruby Sisson Library is supporting the community with virtual services such as storytimes, book clubs, do-it-yourself (DIY) programs and more. 

    First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association and libraries of all types across the country each April. We’ll be celebrating the week in a variety of ways, so stop by or like us on Facebook for day-by-day celebrations during the week. 

    For more information, visit the library’s website at pagosalibrary.org, call 264-2209, email ruby@pagosalibrary.org or come by to visit. We are located at the corner of U.S. 160 and 8th Street and are happy to help locals and visitors.