This week schools, campuses and communities across the country celebrate National Library Week, a time to remind the public about the contributions libraries, librarians and library workers make to their communities every day.
Libraries have historically served as our nation's great equalizers of knowledge, providing free access to information for all people. Libraries help level the playing field by making both print and digital information affordable, available and accessible to all people. This includes job seeking resources, materials in a variety of print and electronic formats, cultural heritage and genealogical collections, English as a second language, homework help, citizenship classes and many other resourceful and creative programs.
Today diversity applies to more than different races and ethnicities, but varying physical disabilities, sexual orientations, ages, languages and social classes. Libraries and librarians throughout the country are working to design their collections and services to meet the diverse needs and interests of their communities.
Here are just a few of the things you can do this week at the Marysville branch of the Sno-Isle Library:
Wednesday, April 11th, 3:30 PM-Pizza and Books- teens share their books and enjoy pizza
Friday, April 13th, 10:30 AM-Toddler Play and Learn- ages 18 months to 3 years with caregiver
Check the website for other information at www.sno-isle.org, go to "Events and Programs."
National Library Week is the perfect time to remember that the place you, your family and everyone you know belong is at your library.
D. Michael Wray
President, Marysville Sno-Isle Library Board
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