Libraries today are more than repositories for books and other resources.
Often the heart of their communities, campuses or schools, libraries are deeply committed to the places where their patrons live, work and study. Libraries are trusted places where everyone in the community can gather to reconnect and reengage with each other to enrich and shape the community and address local issues.
Librarians work with elected officials, small business owners, students and the public at large to discover what their communities needs are and meet them. Whether through offering e-books and technology classes, materials for English-language learners, programs for job seekers or those to support early literacy, librarians listen to the community they serve, and they respond.
“Service to the community has always been the focus of the library,” said Andrew Hunt, CBCPL director. “While this aspect has never changed, libraries have grown and evolved in how they provide for the needs of every member of their community.”
The CBCPL is celebrating National Library Week by offering special computer classes, library tours, documentary programing and several children programs all listed on the website clevelandlibrary.org
First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association and libraries across the country each April.
For more information, visit the Cleveland Bradley County Public Library at 795 Church St. N.E., call 472-2163. Libraries hours are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. until 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. and Sunday, 1 p.m. until 5 p.m.