Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Embrace Leadership at Your Library: Celebrate National Library Month During April

This week, the Winston County Library joins libraries nationwide in celebrating the many ways libraries lead their communities through the transformative services, programs and expertise they offer.

April is National Library Month, an annual celebration of the life-changing work of libraries, librarians and library workers. Libraries aren’t just places to borrow books or study – they’re also creative and engaging community centers where people can collaborate using new technologies and develop their skills and passions.

Libraries of all types have long been evolving to meet the needs of the communities they serve. Diverse groups including elected officials, small business owners and students depend upon libraries and the resources they offer. Resources like e-books and technology classes, free public-access computers with Internet for on-line classes and programs for job-seekers are just a few ways libraries and librarians are transforming to lead their communities. Community members can also develop their own leadership skills at the library, with endless opportunities to build skills and confidence through resources and programming.

“The library helps lead our community by advocating for widespread access to crucial services and lifelong learning” said Beth Edwards, Winston County Librarian. “Libraries level the playing field for people of any age who seek information and access to technologies to improve their quality of life.”

The Winston County Library is celebrating National Library Month by offering programs on honeybees and beekeeping, online couponing, herb gardening and bingo – all free and open to the public.

Saturday, April 14 – Author Shelby Harriel talks about her book, Forbidden, Hidden and Forgotten: Women Soldiers of the Civil War . She will bring reenacting gear for display.10:30 – 12:00 in the library meeting room.

Wednesday, April 18 – Bingo from 4-5 in library meeting room

Tuesday, April 24 - Online Couponing with LaTrell Stokes of MSU Extension Office’s 4-H Agent, Oktibbeha County, 1:30 – 2:30 in library meeting room

Tuesday, April 24 – Learning About Air Plants (Tillandsias) Rebecca Gravette of Winston County Master Gardeners 10:30 – 11:30 in library meeting room

Monday, April 30 – Honeybees and Beekeeping with Dr. Jeffrey W. Harris of MSU 12:00 – 1:30

In library meeting room. Free brown bag lunches for the first 20 participants, sponsored By Friends of the Library.

First sponsored in 1958, National Library Month 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 100 W. Park Street, Louisville, MS, call 662-773-3212, or see the library’s website www. mmrls.lib.ms.us. Library hours are Monday and Tuesday 8:30 – 6:00, Wednesday 8:30 – 5:30, Thursday 8:30 – 12:00, Friday 8:30 – 5:00, Saturday 8:30 -12:00, closed Sunday.