Celebrate National Library Week April 23-29, 2023

Celebrate National Library Week April 23-29, 2023

Sunday, 23 April 2023 19:24

by, Suzanne Moore, Wilkes County Library

Wilkes County Public Library encourages all community members to visit the library during National Library Week, April 23-29, to explore all they have to offer.

Most people know about the wealth of stories available at the library, from picture books and large print to audiobooks and ebooks. But there's so much more to the story of libraries. 

Libraries are welcoming spaces that bring communities together for entertainment, education, and connection through book clubs, storytimes, movie nights, crafting classes, lectures, and more. Wilkes County Public Library offers a wide array of programs, classes and resources, a wide collection of things, such as outdoor activity equipment, ukuleles, and technology items.

And libraries play a critical role in the economic vitality of communities by providing internet and technology access, literacy skills, and support for job seekers, small businesses, and entrepreneurs. Wilkes County Public Library also extends outreach with a literacy station at Wilkesboro Laundromat, as well as story walks in downtown North Wilkesboro, Smoot Park, and Fish Dam Creek Park.

This year the library hosts a community garden plot at Cub Creek Park in Wilkesboro, and continues to offer a seed library for patrons to pick up seeds and grow their own home gardens. In addition, a new community ‘free’ fridge is now located in the library to share fresh foods and surplus produce with patrons.

The county library also operates a branch location in Traphill and is a community hub for a variety of programs, such as Tai Chi, book club, and a monthly jam session for musicians.

If you have not checked out Wilkes County Public Library lately, you are missing the full story. Stop by for a visit to celebrate with them during National Library Week, April 23-29. Follow the library on Facebook and the hashtag #National Library Week to join the online celebration. 

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.

For more information, visit the library’s website at www.wilkeslibrary.org