Libraries are transforming. Whether it’s about education, jobs, or just getting ahead, the resources at your library can transform your life. Visit Chandler Public Library April 10-16 during National Library Week and find out how, visit ILoveLibraries.org to learn more about National Library Week, and see below to learn how you can share your story!
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. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support.
What can you do at your library? Children of all ages learn the love of reading at our storytimes. Grownups can foster their own love of reading at our book groups. But we're not just about books! Kids can get a head start on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics) with our many "Vertex" programs. Adults can take basic computer classes and other adult education offerings, including Citizenship classes and GED study. Visit our calendar of events for a complete schedule at all our branches.
We also have a world of resources on and off our shelves. Take a look at our Books page for reading suggestions and booklists. Our A-Z Resources page gets you access to the many online resources we subscribe to - all free to you with your library card - from Academic OneFile for research papers, to Zinio for full-page digital magazines to read, and everything in between (including auto repair, business information, foreign language learning, health information, test preparation, music downloads and independent films, online courses from Lynda.com, and much more).
Do you have a story about how the library helped you? We're collecting stories from people who think the library is important to them. Fill out this form to share your story. (We won't publish it unless you give permission.) Visit your library to learn more about our resources - and transform your life!