Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Unlimited Possibilities @ Your Library: Celebrate National Library Week April 12-18

 The Winston County Library joins libraries in schools, campuses and communities nationwide in celebrating National Library Week, a time to highlight the changing role of libraries, librarians and library workers.

Libraries today are more than warehouses for books. Instead, libraries and librarians are change agents within their communities – transforming lives through innovative educational resources and forward-thinking programming.
Libraries are doing their part to close the digital divide and level the playing field by providing free access to information and technologies that many in their communities would be hard pressed to find elsewhere. Libraries help to ensure the American dream and promote democracy by providing service to all regardless of race, ethnicity, creed, age, ability, sexual orientation, gender identity or socio-economic status.

Librarians work with elected officials, small business owners, students and the public at large to discover and meet the needs of their communities. Whether through offering e-books and technology classes, materials for English-language learners, programs for job seekers or offering a safe haven in times of crisis, librarians listen to the community they serve, and they respond.
“The library has always been a place of unlimited possibilities,” said Librarian Beth Edwards. “Whatever your interest or need, the library and the library staff are here to provide you the resources you need to accomplish your goals and dreams.” 

The Winston County Library is celebrating National Library Week by offering the following:

Beginning April 6th – art show by students of Barbara Howell

April 6th – Appreciation Luncheon for City/County Officials, Library Board of Trustees, Friends of the Library Officials, Media Officials, Garden Club Officials at the library – sponsored by Friends of the Library.

April 7th - 11:00 - 1:30 “Slow Gardening Show & Tell With Felder Rushing” sponsored by Friends of the Library.

April 13th - 9:30 – 10:30 Storytime with Mrs. Lindsay Fitts, ages 2-5

April 14th 4:30 – 5:30 Pet Care with Dr. Kimberly Woodruff, Asst. Clinical Professor at MSU College of Veterinary Medicine. Ask any question about your pets!

April 15th 11:30 – 1:30 Small Business Administration Health Insurance Seminar with the Mississippi Department of Insurance and Mississippi Minority Business Alliance answering questions about offering employee health insurance and introduce the State’s small business health insurance marketplace One Mississippi. Register: healthhelpms.eventbrite.com or 662-615-6060.

April 17th12:00 – 1:00 “The Culture Of A Community As It Is Reflected In It’s Quilts” – presented by Carol Vickers. Quilt displays by Martha Dubard, Sue Mitchell and Sarah Ward.

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, visit the Winston County Library at 301 W. Park Street, call 662-773-3212 or see the library’s Web site at www.mmrls.lib.ms.us. Libraries hours are M-T 8:30 – 6:00; W 8:30 5:30; Th 8:30 – 12:00; F 8:30 – 5:00; S 8:30 – 12:00.