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National Library Week: April 10-16

RML joins libraries in schools, campuses and communities nationwide in celebrating the dynamic changes that are happening in today’s libraries. April 10-16 is National Library Week, a time to highlight the changing role of libraries, librarians and library workers. 

Libraries today are more about what they do, for and with library users as opposed to what they have for patrons. Libraries aren’t only a place of quiet study, but also creative and engaging community centers where people can collaborate using new technologies, learn how to use a 3D printer or just relax. Our library offers access to a variety of print and digital resources, including Ebscohost, Overdrive via BRIDGES, and LibraryExpress Learning that can be accessed in person or online.

Libraries of all types are evolving to meet the needs of the communities they serve. At the Robey Memorial Library we are transforming by offering programs for all ages: Adult Coloring, Brown Bag ‘n’ Books {Adult Story Time}, Tech Tutor, Hook & Needle Club, Thursday Night Book Club, & monthly classes for adults; Teen Advisory Board (TAB), Teen Read Week & Teen Tech Week programs, & reading programs for teens; 100 Books before High School, 1000 Books before Kindergarten, Story Time & After School with Ross, weekly Story Time and more for kids.

“Service to the community has always been the focus of the library,” said Cate St. Clair, library director. “Libraries level the playing field for people of any age who are seeking the information and access to technologies that will improve their quality of life.”

Libraries are many things to many people. They work with elected officials, small business owners, students and the public at large to discover and address the needs of their communities. Whether through offering e-books and technology classes, materials for English-language learners, programs for job seekers or offering a safe haven in times of crisis, libraries and librarians listen to the community they serve, and they respond.

RML is celebrating National Library Week by having a party! Join us for a Pajama Party story time on April 11, 6-6:45pm. Don’t miss the storytelling and fun with guest reader Kirk Snitker. BE SURE TO WEAR YOUR PAJAMAS! Adult supervision is recommended for all young children.

For more information, visit RML, call (563) 568-4424 or see the library’s Web site at www.waukon.lib.ia.us.