TOMS RIVER– Libraries transform lives every day opening a world of possibilities for everyone. April 9-15 is National Library Week and the Ocean County Library will join libraries nationwide that are transforming their communities through the services they offer.
National Library Week is a time to highlight the changing role of libraries, librarians and library workers. Libraries aren’t only a place of quiet study, but also creative and engaging community centers where people can collaborate using new technologies, learn how to use a 3D printer or even record their own music.
The theme of this year’s National Library week is “transforming lives” which is already part of the Ocean County Library’s motto which is “Connecting People … Building Community…Transforming Lives.” The Ocean County Library provides 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 and much more.
The library system also helps to transform lives through new online services such as Hoopla and a Chat and Text service where customers can communicate with a librarian live.
“The library embraces the entire community, offering unlimited opportunities for personal growth and lifelong learning,” said Ocean County Library Director Susan Quinn. “Libraries level the playing field for people of any age who are seeking the information and access to technologies that will improve their quality of life.”
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 Ocean County Library at any of its 21 locations. For information call 732-349-6200 or visit library’s website at www.theoceancountylibrary.orgOCEAN COUNTY OCL Observes NLW.doc