This week, the Albany Public Library joins libraries nationwide in celebrating the many ways libraries lead their communities through the transformative services, programs and expertise they offer.
April 8-14 is National Library Week, an annual celebration of the life-changing work of libraries, librarians and library workers. Libraries aren’t just places to borrow books or study—they’re also creative and engaging community centers where people can collaborate using new technologies and develop their skills and passions.
Libraries of all types have long been evolving to meet the needs of the communities they serve. Diverse groups including elected officials, small business owners and students depend upon libraries and the resources they offer. Resources like e-books and audio books, technology classes for all ages, materials for English-language learners, and programs for job seekers are just a few ways libraries and librarians are transforming to lead their communities.
As Library Trustee, Mike Neppl, put it last week:
After nearly 5yrs working for/with #libraries across NY, 3yrs on @AlbanyNYLibrary‘s BoT & 20yrs in #Albany, I can attest APL isn’t just the crown jewel of our city, but 1 of NY’s best libraries bc of @SCJarzombek‘s leadership & his team’s talents. True exemplars of public service https://t.co/LQuTQWbsy1
— Mike Neppl (@MikeNeppl) April 5, 2018
If you agree with Mike, take a moment to thank the APL staff on Tuesday, April 10th – National Library Workers Day. Say thank you when you come to visit, or send them a thank you note or email message. You can also thank the APL staff on social media, and include the hashtag, #NLWD18.
If it’s news to you that the APL is “one of NY’s best libraries”, come in this week to see what all the buzz is about!