National Library Week is April 3-9

NLW 2022The Atlantic City Free Public Library encourages all community members to visit the library in person or online to explore and access services and programs. The library offers a wide array of programs, classes and resources that are available at the library or from the comfort of home.
April 3-9 is National Library Week, a time to highlight the essential role libraries, librarians and library workers play in transforming lives and strengthening communities. The theme for this year’s National Library Week is “Connect with Your Library,” which promotes the idea that libraries are places to get connected to technology by using broadband, computers and other resources. Libraries also offer opportunities to connect with media, programs, ideas and classes, in addition to books. Most importantly, libraries also connect communities to each other.
In celebration of National Library Week, the library will be holding a Book Sale from 12-4:30 p.m. April 7-8 at the Main Library. Also, the library will be giving out tote bags and other library items to library members during the week.
Libraries of all types continue to go above and beyond to keep their communities connected by expanding resources and embracing inclusion in their programming, resources and collections.
Libraries across the country are making a difference in people’s lives by providing electronic learning resources like online homework help and wi-fi access for students and workers who may lack internet access at home.
The library boasts extensive digital collections, providing 24/7 access to eBooks, movies, music, comic books, newspapers and magazines, premium eResources covering many topics — such as jobs and careers, education, business, scholarly journals, genealogy and health — and much more. Also, since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the library has held many programs virtually, including ESL, story times, Film Society, Spanish Conversation, Black Stories Matter Book Club and panel discussions.
For those who lack the digital literacy skills needed to apply for or succeed in many jobs, the library is offering computer and employment training, and providing additional resources and personnel in these areas. To accommodate the new programs, the library is adding a second computer training lab — expected to open this month — on the Main Library’s first floor.
This National Library Week, the public can show their appreciation and support for libraries by visiting their library in person or online, following them on social media and using the hashtag #NationalLibraryWeek.
First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association and libraries of all types across the country each April.