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Week celebrates libraries, librarians and library workers

This week,  the Morgantown Public Library joins libraries nationwide in celebrating the many ways libraries lead their communities through the transformative services, programs and expertise they offer.

April 8-14 is National Library Week, an annual celebration of the life-changing work of libraries, librarians and library workers. Libraries aren’t just places to borrow books or study, they’re also creative and engaging community centers where people can collaborate using new technologies to develop their skills and passions.

Libraries of all types have long been evolving to meet the needs of the communities they serve. Diverse groups including elected officials, small business owners and students depend upon libraries and the resources they offer. Resources like e-books and technology classes, materials for  English-language learners and programs for job seekers are just a few ways libraries and librarians are changing to lead their communities. Community members can also develop their own leadership skills at the library with endless opportunities to build skills and confidence through resources and programming.

Help us at the Morgantown Public Library wrap up National Library Week with a fun, free family program, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.  today. Join us for “Mo Fun at the Library: Celebrating the Works of Mo Willems.” This program is designed to celebrate the children’s books of author/illustrator Mo Willems. Meet two of his  favorite story characters, Elephant and Piggie. Make crafts based on his books. Play games. Make ice cream and more at this event for children of all ages.

Just a reminder:  During National Library Week, all overdue books returned will be fine-free. This is your opportunity to return any overdue books without receiving a fine. For more information, contact the library at 304-291-7425.