Celebrate National Library Week!

This week, Winter Park Library encourages all community members to visit their website to explore and access virtual services and programs. Winter Park Library offers a wide array of online resources that are available from the comfort of home, including Brainfuse’s HelpNow and JobNow, Flipster, and Lynda.com.

April 4-10, 2021 is National Library Week, a time to highlight the essential role libraries, librarians, and library workers play in transforming lives and strengthening communities. The theme for this year’s National Library Week is “Welcome to your library,” which promotes the idea that libraries extend far beyond the four walls of a building and that everyone is welcome to use their services. Whether people visit virtually or in person, libraries are accessible and inclusive places that foster a sense of belonging and community through learning, discovery, and exploration.

During these challenging times, libraries of all types have been going above and beyond to adapt to our changing world by expanding their resources and continuing to meet the needs of their patrons. Libraries across the country are making a difference in people’s lives by providing electronic learning resources like online homework help and wi-fi access for students and workers who may lack internet access at home. Winter Park Library is supporting the community with virtual services such as online storytimes, virtual events, and access to ebooks and e-audiobooks with Libby by Overdrive and Hoopla Digital.

This National Library Week, the public can show their appreciation and support for libraries by visiting the Winter Park Library website, following them on social media, and using the hashtag #NationalLibraryWeek.

As an added celebration of National Library Week, Winter Park Library invites the public to participate in their $10,000 match campaign. Thanks to an extremely generous offer from an anonymous Library champion, any donations made to the Library during National Library Week will be doubled up to $10,000. You can help the Library by doubling your donation when you give to the Library: wppl.org/give.

First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association and libraries of all types across the country each April.