Join the Santa Barbara Public Library in celebrating all things public library during National Library Week, April 8-14!
Today’s public libraries are about both collection and connection. They are the hearts of their communities- committed to the places where their patrons live, work and study. Public Libraries are trusted places where all community members can gather to connect with one another and enjoy enriching programs and resources.
Modern librarians and library staff also embrace new and expanded roles. They work with elected officials, small business owners, students, parents, teachers, immigrant communities, nonprofits, and the public at large to discover and meet the needs of their communities. Whether through offering e-books and other digital resources, technology classes, Adult Literacy Programs, programs for job seekers or those to support early literacy, librarians listen and respond to the community they serve.
“National Library Week is our celebration of how libraries have grown and evolved,” said Library Director Jessica Cadiente. “Community service informs our core mission, from the books we select to the partners we work with and the programs we offer.”
Central Library will offer a series of programs to highlight ongoing initiatives in Santa Barbara.
The community can also look out for the Library on the Go! Van, which will be out and about registering new library cards, answering questions about library resources, and more!
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.
Contact: Jen Lemberger, Programming & Marketing Librarian