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National Library Week 2017

This week, the Ackley Public Library joins 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 aren’t only a place of quiet study, but also creative and engaging community centers where people can collaborate using new technologies and old. By providing such resources as e-books and technology classes, materials for job seekers or a safe haven in times of crisis, libraries and librarians transform their communities.  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.

At the Ackley Public Library we are transforming by increasing our e-books, audio books, children and adult programing.  Our coloring group on Tuesdays from 1 pm – 3 pm is still going strong.  We host a morning book discussion as well as an evening book discussion group, along with After School Friends each Wednesday at 2 p.m. and Toddler Time on the 2nd Saturday at 10 a.m.  Anytime we have a group that has a special technology need we will try to hold a class and of course do a lot of one on one helping with all kids of questions!!

Libraries also offer something unique to their communities, the expertise of individual librarians. Librarians assist patrons in using increasingly complex technology and sorting through the potentially overwhelming mass of information bombarding today’s digital society. This is especially crucial when access to reliable and trustworthy data is more important than ever.  Do you realize how many times that the government and others no longer provide services and have said “Just go to the library and download the information.” or “Just fill out the form online – if you don’t have access just stop at the local library.”

The Ackley Public Library is celebrating National Library Week by joining us a little early with Toddler Time on Saturday, April 7th at 10 a.m.  This would be a great day to sign up your younger kids to read 1000 Books Before Kindergarten.  We have been doing this for a year and have just had our first reader reach his goal of 1000 Books!  Stop in any day during the week and sign up to win door prizes or enter a contest, Tuesday is National Library Workers Day so be sure to thank Katie and Barb for all they do to make our library run and on Wednesday we will celebrate with coffee, tea, and treats all day. 

For more information, visit the Ackley Public Library at 401 State St, call 641-847-3018 or see the library’s Web site at www.ackley.lib.ia.us.  Libraries hours are M-W-F 9 to 5 and T-Th 11 to 7 and Saturday 9 to 2.  E-books are always available by going to our BRIDGES by using the link on our webpage and your library card number.