Released: March 30, 2021
April 4-10 is National Library Week, an annual celebration highlighting the valuable role libraries, librarians, and library workers play in transforming lives and communities. Libraries are the heart of their cities, towns, schools, and campuses. They have public spaces where people of all backgrounds can come together and connect.
Delaware County Libraries join libraries across Pennsylvania and the nation in celebrating the many ways libraries build strong communities by providing critical resources, programs, and expertise during National Library Week.
Library programs encourage community members to meet to discuss civic issues, work together using new technologies like 3D printing, or learn alongside one another in English language classes. Library staff also partner with other civic and service organizations to actively engage with the people they serve, always striving to make sure their community’s core needs are being met.
Delaware County Libraries help lead the community by providing internet access in the form of hotspots available for checkout, a wide variety of online programming, and a constantly growing selection of eBooks, audiobooks, and digital magazines, as well as music and movies, through OverDrive and Hoopla, at no cost to library cardholders.
“Delaware County libraries provide invaluable resources for our communities,” said Delaware County Libraries Director Catherine Bittle. “During this National Library Week, we want to recognize all of our libraries and the contributions that they make every single day.”
Delaware County Libraries is celebrating National Library Week by hosting County Councilman Kevin Madden for a virtual picture book reading on our Facebook page, YouTube channel, and on our website at http://www.delcolibraries.org/livestreams. Tune in on Monday, April 5 at 10:30 am; Tuesday, April 6 at 7:00 pm; and Friday, April 9 at 1:30 pm!
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. For more information about National Library Week, visit http://www.ala.org/conferencesevents/celebrationweeks/natlibraryweek.
Delaware County Libraries is an agency of county government that provides support services for 26 independent member libraries. For information about the wide range of library services available to all county residents, visit www.delcolibraries.org.