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WPL’s theme for National Library Week now ‘Find the library at your place’

This week, Warren Public Library invites all community members to find the library at their place by visiting the new website at www.warrenlibrary.org to access virtual services and resources.

While the library’s physical spaces may be temporarily closed due to COVID-19, the public can discover ebooks, movies, video games, online storytimes, and much more–all from home.

In times of crisis, libraries respond to their community’s needs in innovative and inspiring ways. Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, libraries of all types are continuing to make a difference in people’s lives by providing electronic learning resources, including virtual homework help, online crafting and DIY sessions, as well as information about keeping your family well and safe.

At Warren Public Library, there is a wide array of virtual services on the website, and look for story times, online trivia, and links to all kinds of external resources on the Facebook page @warrenpalibrary. Also, visit Sheffield Township Library at www.sheffieldlibrary.org, Sugar Grove Free Library at www.sgfreelibrary.org, Tidioute Public Library at www.tidioutepubliclibrary.org, and Youngsville Public Library at:

www.youngsvillelibrary.org.

April 19 to 25 is National Library Week, a time to highlight the valuable role libraries, librarians and library workers play in transforming lives and strengthening communities. During National Library Week, the public can show its appreciation and support for libraries by visiting their library’s website, following them on social media and using the hashtag #NationalLibraryWeek.

The Warren County Commissioners have even proclaimed April 19 to 25 as National Library Week in Warren County.

The original theme for National Library Week, “Find your place at the library,” was chosen months ago before the emergence of a global pandemic would force libraries to close their buildings.

In response to our rapidly-changing times, the theme was revised to “Find the library at your place” to bring attention to how libraries are open for business online, offering the electronic services and digital content their communities need now more than ever.

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

For more information, visit the library’s website at www.warrenlibrary.org.

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