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Celebrate National Library Week at the Washoe County Library, April 14-20

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Washoe County Library. Image from Flickr, RenoTahoe: http://www.flickr.com/photos/renotahoe/2565677652/sizes/o/in/photostream/

Washoe County Library. Image from Flickr, RenoTahoe: http://www.flickr.com/photos/renotahoe/2565677652/sizes/o/in/photostream/

Washoe County Commissioners Proclaimed April 14-20 as National Library Week at their April 9th meeting. The Proclamation was received by Arnie Maurins, Washoe County Library System Director, and Craig Franden, from the Law Library, as part of the Second Judicial District Court.

“Communities Matter @ Your Library®” is the theme of this year’s National Library Week, April 14-20.  Whether you are a job seeker looking for resources to land a new position, a parent looking for free activities for the family, or a student searching for your next favorite book, you belong at your library.

According to the ALA, libraries have historically served as our nation’s great equalizers of knowledge.  Today’s libraries help level the playing field by making both print and digital information affordable, available and accessible to all people.  The strength of libraries has always been the diversity of their collections and commitment to serving all people.

“The Washoe County Library System provides a wide range of opportunities for people with diverse needs and interests,” according to Library Director Arnie Maurins “That means providing the community with a tailor-made collection along with programs and services for people of diverse backgrounds, language abilities and technological skills.”

We invite you to join us during the week of April 14 in this celebration of libraries, a place where we all belong, and where we have something for everyone.  A snapshot of programs includes the following:

  • Alea Milham, local author, provides tips for meal planning and making the dollar stretch at the grocery store.
  • Tim Snider and the House of Waters perform worldly music.
  • Bruka presents Snow White.  Discover how this story was handed down by word of mouth until it was recorded by the Brothers Grimm in the late 1800s
  • Meet Amelia Bedelia and join her in her literal world.
  • Story Times, E-Book Cafés, job seeking resources and much more; please check us out.

For specifics on locations and times, please visit us online at www.washoecountylibrary.us or pick up a calendar of events at your local library.  Proclamation linked here.

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