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National Library Week to be recognized at Conway County Library

During the week of Sunday, April 9, through Saturday, April 15, the Conway County Library will join libraries in schools, campuses and communities nationwide in celebrating the many ways libraries are transforming their communities every day through the services and invaluable expertise they offer.

April 9-15 is National Library Week, a time to highlight the changing role of libraries, librarians and library workers. Libraries are not only a place of quiet study, but also creative and engaging community centers where people can collaborate using new technologies, check out movies and E-books, and bring the entire family for some of the many programs offered.

Libraries of all types are evolving to meet the needs of the communities they serve. Elected officials, small business owners, students and the public at large depend on libraries and the resources they offer to address the needs of their communities. By providing such resources as e-books and technology classes, materials for English-language learners, programs for job seekers or a safe haven in times of crisis, libraries and librarians transform their communities.

The Conway County Library will once again be celebrating with punch and cookies every afternoon. To help promote this year’s theme “Libraries Transform,” the library will offer drawings for two Transformers movies gift baskets, filled with popcorn and other goodies. There will also be drawings for some transformers toys just for the kids, with little goodies given out each day.

In addition, Wednesday, April 12, is National Bookmobile Day, a celebration of the more than 930 bookmobiles and dedicated bookmobile staff that provide vital library services to their communities.  The occasion is an opportunity for Americans to express their support for these important mobile institutions. For more than 100 years, bookmobiles have delivered information, technology and resources for life-long learning to Americans of all occupations.  

This is a great time to stop by and check the collection of the new bookmobile, and see what services the library offers. The library has been running routes since August, and the public has welcomed it with open arms.

Call the library at 501.354,5204 for more information on National Library Week, National Bookmobile Day, the current bookmobile routes or any questions about future programming. The Conway County Library…Transforming lives for over 100 years!