National Library Week upcoming

From press reports

Communities matter at your library: Celebrate National Library Week
April 14-20
The Winston County Library will join libraries in schools, campuses
and communities nationwide in celebrating National Library Week, a
time to highlight the value of libraries, librarians and library
workers.

Libraries today are more than repositories for books and other
resources. Often the heart of their communities, campuses or
schools, libraries are deeply committed to the places where their
patrons live, work and study. Libraries are trusted places where
everyone in the community can gather to reconnect and reengage with
each other to enrich and shape the community and address local issues.

Librarians work with elected officials, small business owners,
students and the public at large to discover what their communities
needs are and meet them. Whether through offering e-books and
technology classes, programs for job seekers or those to support
early literacy, librarians listen to the community they serve, and
they respond.

“Service to the people of Winston County has always been the focus of
the library,” said Beth Edwards, Winston County Librarian. “While
this aspect has never changed, libraries have grown and evolved in
how they provide for the needs of every member of their community.”

The Winston County Library is celebrating National Library by
starting off with free computer classes on Friday, April 12th from
9:00 – 11:30 (Basic Computer) and another class from 12:00 – 3:00
(Basic Internet and E-Mail); Dinky Dickerson is the instructor. The
Friends of the Library will hold an appreciation luncheon for City
and County Officials, Garden Clubs and Friends of the Library. On
Tuesday, April 16th, D. K. White from the Jackson, MS area, will be
at the library from 3:00 – 5:00 to sign copies of his new book 501
Little-Known Facts, Obscure Trivia, World Records & Historical
Minutia from Mississippi. Also an avid Civil War historian, he will
give a talk on Mississippi In The Civil War. On Wednesday, April
17th, Dinky Dickerson and Tara Woodward will give a free class on How
To Set Up Your Library e-Book Account and Check Out Free e-Books from
9:00 – 12:00. You can walk in, get instructions on your e-Book
reader device and then leave. Finally, on Friday, April 19th, from
2:00 – 5:00, Dr. Diane Page and Bobbs, from Tupelo, will be here for
a book signing and talk for her two children’s books, Bobbs and the
Little Boy, which helps children understand the hard issues of life,
and Roy and Roo Take A Trip To The Zoo, which teaches children about
primary and secondary colors.

First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national
observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and
libraries across the country each April.