Find your place at the James V. Brown Library

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The James V. Brown Library joins libraries of all types in celebrating the many ways libraries build strong communities by providing critical resources, programs and expertise. April 19 to 25 is National Library Week, an annual celebration highlighting the valuable role libraries, librarians and library workers play in transforming lives and communities. This year’s theme is “Find Your Place at the Library.”

Libraries are at the heart of their cities, towns, schools and campuses. They have public spaces where people of all backgrounds can come together and connect. Library staff also partner with other civic and service organizations to actively engage with the people they serve, always striving to make sure their community’s core needs are being met.

The Brown Library helps lead the community by providing free computers and access to the internet, award-winning early childhood programs and STEM programs for tweens and teens, and life-enriching programs for adults.

“Libraries are cornerstones of democracy, promoting the free exchange of information and ideas for all,” said Barbara McGary, the library’s executive director. “They also foster civic engagement by keeping people informed and aware of community events and issues.”

If you haven’t been to the library in at least two years, your library card may have expired. But don’t worry — you can easily renew it and get access to all the library has to offer.

Did you know that if the Brown Library doesn’t have a book, it can be ordered free of charge from another library? It’s called interlibrary loan, or ILL, and you can place a request online under “Online Resources” or at jvbrown.edu/inter-library-loan/.

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.


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