Next week the Wilmington Public Library joins libraries in schools, campuses and communities nationwide in celebrating the dynamic changes happening in today’s libraries. April 10-16 is National Library Week — a time to highlight the changing role of libraries, librarians and library workers.
Libraries today are more about what they do, for and with library users as opposed to what they have for patrons. Libraries aren’t only a place of quiet study, but also creative and engaging community centers. The Wilmington Public Library offers access to a variety of print and digital resources, including OHIO Web Library, Explore Ohio, and Ancestry Library Edition that can be accessed in person or online.
Libraries of all types are evolving to meet the needs of the communities they serve. The Wilmington Public Library is transforming by offering meeting rooms, gardening workshops, exercise classes, community conversations, Lego and Robotics clubs and much more.
“Service to the community has always been the focus of the library,” said Wilmington Public Library Director Nancy Ehas. “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.”
Libraries are many things to many people. They work with elected officials, small business owners, students and the public at large to discover and address the needs of their communities. Whether through offering genealogy classes and book clubs, materials for English-language learners, storytimes and programs for children, or offering a safe haven in times of crisis, libraries and librarians listen to the community they serve, and they respond.
Stop in to the Wilmington Public Library and the Clinton-Massie Branch Library this week to check out all that your library has to offer.