Observing National Library Week 2017

Observing National Library Week 2017

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (April 5, 2017) – National Library Week, set for April 9-15, is a time to celebrate the many ways libraries are changing the lives of people in our communities through the services and expertise they offer.

And this year’s theme, “Libraries Transform,” honors how libraries and library workers around the nation continue to meet the varied and changing needs of those they serve, every day.

Created in 1958, National Library Week serves as a yearly reminder that the services and opportunities offered by libraries strengthen society and play an important role in the democratic process.

There’s more to your local library than you may realize. GRRL has 32 locations with nearly one million books, CDs and DVDs. Our libraries are equipped with 250 public computers and the latest technology, available to all. They feature classes on job development and spoken/written language skills. They offer year-round programs for youth. They’re hubs for community organizations needing inclusive, accessible space.

Access to library offerings has become easier than ever through griver.org. Each library within the Great River Regional Library system is connected with a floating collection. If your local library doesn’t have something you want, you can request it through GRRL’s catalog and receive it in a few days.

And, if you can’t find what you’re looking for within the GRRL system, we’ll track it down, no matter where it might be.

Libraries certainly aren’t what they used to be, and that’s as good a reason as any to explore your local Great River Regional Library if you haven’t yet.

For more information on how to join the ranks of those who have, stop by your local library or visit griver.org.