April is a month all about service, giving back to the community, and being good citizens. April is a month about flowers blooming, trees growing, and rebirth after the dreary winter season that has just past. April is all about transforming. We at the library help to transform lives every day. National Library Week occurs April 9 – 15th this year and the theme is Libraries Transform, reminding everyone that libraries offer more than just books for the people in their communities.
Libraries today are less about WHAT they have for people and more about what they DO for and WITH people. Libraries are centers for creativity, expression, and learning; they offer access to the tools, technology, and training essential to the economic and cultural lives of their communities. Head to your closest Alamance County Public Library and see what new and exciting things are happening this month. The American Library Association encourages everyone to help spread the library love.
Another amazing part of this month is giving thanks – to all of the many volunteers. I want to start with our Friends of the Alamance County Public Libraries. THANK YOU from all of us at the Library. We simply couldn’t do our jobs without your organization. Many of you may not know, but Friends of the Library pays for 100% of all the programs and programming supplies we use in the Alamance County Public Libraries. Shopping at the Friends of the Library Booksale guarantees you get wonderful, continued programming for years to come. I would also like to thank all of the Outreach volunteers that ensure the homebound and elderly of our communities have access to books, information, and digital content. We have many volunteers that work in the library alongside our staff and they help keep our libraries running smoothly and efficiently. To every volunteer, assistant, and helper; we celebrate this month with the amazing contributions you make for our community.
To become more involved in volunteering opportunities:
Jason Rogers is the Associate Director of Community Relations for the Alamance County Public Libraries. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or (336) 570-6981.