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Posted: 04/09/14

Romeo library celebrating National Library Week

      The Romeo District Library will be joining libraries at schools, campuses and communities nationwide in celebrating National Library Week April 13-19, a time to highlight the value of libraries, librarians and library workers.
       According to the American Library Association (ALA), "Libraries today are considered 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."
       Further, the ALA says that 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," stated ALA literature.
       The Romeo District Library serves Washington, Romeo, and Bruce Townships by providing reading materials (print, audio, and electronic), free computer access, programs, early literacy resources, entertainment, online databases which provide access to genealogy, grant writing information, automobile repair manuals; and more.
       "Service to the community has always been the focus of the library," said Linda Sickles, interim 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 Romeo District Library is celebrating National Library Week by inviting the public to tell the Library how the library has changed their lives with a special Wall of Change.
       "We're excited to give the community a chance to reflect on the positive aspect of our library service," said Bethanie Connors, children's librarian.
       First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the (ALA) and libraries across the country each April.
       For more information, visit the Romeo District Library at 65821 Van Dyke Road in Washington or 107 Church Street in Romeo, call (586) 752-0603 or see the library's website at

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