National Library week runs April 8-14
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REFUGIO — Whether you are a job seeker looking for resources to land a new job, a parent looking for reading programs and activities for children or a student searching for your next favorite book, you belong at your library.

Today’s libraries help level the playing field by making both print and digital information affordable, available and accessible to all people. Libraries provide cultural heritage and historical collections, materials in print, job seeking resources, free computer and wireless Internet access, free online resources for research needs: education, business, genealogy and history, books and literature, health and medicine, science and technology, and Spanish language, and many other creative and resourceful programs.

Libraries have historically served as our nation’s great equalizers of knowledge. The strength of libraries has always been the diversity of their collections and commitment to serving all people. This National Library Week, join our nation’s libraries and librarians by celebrating the place where we all belong.

The Dennis M. O’Connor Public Library is celebrating National Library Week by sponsoring a free mystery drawing for a new library book valued at $39.95, for participants 13 years of age and older.

Youths younger than 13 years can participate in the “Guess the Number Contest.” Participants may register for these two contests at the library April 9-13.

Today’s libraries provide a wide range of opportunities for people with diverse needs and interests. That means providing their communities with tailor made collections and services for people of diverse backgrounds and technological skills.

First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April.

For more information, visit the Dennis M. O’Connor Public Library at 815 Commerce Street or call 526-2608.

Library hours are Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pre-school story time is held every Tuesday morning at 10 a.m.
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