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Celebrate National Library Week at a county library April 13-19



library-card-6731571-9247695Washoe County Commissioners proclaimed April 13-19 as National Library Week at their April 8 meeting.

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 13 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:

  • The Community Foundation of Western Nevada and KNPB’s Its Your Estate Series continues
  • Washoe County 4-H Program and the Cooperative Extension present Teens and Money offering tips for savings accounts and establishing a credit history responsibly.
  • Meet the Easter Bunny
  • Food for Fines, Story Times, E-Book Cafés, computer classes job seeking resources and much more; please check us out.
  • Library Board of Trustees will recognize the efforts of the 446 volunteers who donated over 13,000 hours to their local library in 2013.

 Programs are not limited to National Library Week; visit your local library anytime and find what you need.  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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