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National Library Week 2018 – “Embrace Leadership at Your Library” 2018

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library joins libraries nationwide in celebrating the many ways libraries lead their communities through the transformative services, programs and expertise they offer. This year National Library Week is April 8– 14. First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April.

Libraries aren’t just places to borrow books or study, they are also creative and engaging community centers where people can collaborate using new technologies and develop their skills and passions. Diverse groups including elected officials, small business owners and students depend upon libraries and the resources they offer. Resources like e-books, technology classes and programs for job seekers, are just a few ways libraries are transforming to lead their communities.

Community members can also develop their own leadership skills at the library, with endless opportunity to build skills and confidence through resources and programming.

“The library helps lead our community by advocating for widespread access to crucial services and lifelong learning,” said Margaret Neill, Library Administrator. “Libraries level the playing field for people of any age who seek information and access to technologies to improve their quality of life.”

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library is open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 1 - 5 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 575/528-400 or visit the library’s website #lclibrary #CityOfCrosses