The Roswell Public Library in April joined libraries across the country in recognizing the many ways libraries contribute to their communities through the services, programs and expertise they offer.
April 8-14 was National Library Week, an annual celebration of the work of libraries, librarians and library workers. The week is an important time when people are made aware libraries are not 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.
During National Library Week, the Roswell Public Library held a scavenger hunt that called for patrons to have fun finding items and information in an activity that also allowed them to learn about where things are located in the library and the various services available. The local library also held a Story Time event that focused on the importance of reading. A calendar of upcoming events at the Roswell Public Library, as well as much other information about the facility, can be found at http://roswell-nm.gov/405/Roswell-Public-Library.
Having begun in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association and libraries across the country each April.
(Photo: Many members of the Roswell Public Library staff on Friday wore T-shirts promoting the library’s Summer Reading Program. The staff wanted to highlight the program during National Library Week.)