Celebrating National Library Week!

This National Library Week, come see how There’s More to the Story than just books!

National Library Week (April 23 – 29, 2023) is a time to celebrate our nation’s libraries, library workers’ contributions and promote library use and support. The theme for National Library Week 2023 is “There’s More to the Story,” illustrating the fact that in addition to the books in library collections, available in a variety of formats, libraries offer so much more. Many libraries now lend items like museum passes, games, musical instruments, and tools. Library programming brings communities together for entertainment, education, and connection through book clubs, storytimes, movie nights, crafting classes, and lectures. And library infrastructure advances communities, providing internet and technology access, literacy skills, and support for businesses, job seekers, and entrepreneurs.

There’s more to the story…like Library Spirit Week! We’re asking you to show your library spirit by joining us in our dress-up days!
Monday: Favorite Color DayHow much of your favorite color can you incorporate into your outfit?
Tuesday: Team TuesdayWhether it’s the Sox, the Pats, the Bruins, the Celtics, the Middies, or something else, wear your sporting spirit on your sleeve!
Wednesday: Book Character DayDress up as your favorite book character, or in a shirt with a book character on it.
Thursday: Throwback ThursdayPick a decade and get grungy or groovy or swell with your outfit!
Friday: Pajama DayGet comfy and dress down on Friday with loungewear at the library.
Saturday: Hat-urdayWhat’s the wildest hat you own? The wackiest hairstyle you can think of? We want to see it!

There’s more to the story…like Museum Passes! Visit one of six cultural institutions at a discounted rate with a pass from us. Learn more at on the Museum Passes page.

There’s more to the story…like the Library of Things! You can borrow more than just books and movies with your library card. Check out a telescope, a ukulele, a cake pan, a bocce set, a cordless drill, a mobile hotspot, or so much more! Check out all our non-media loans on our Library of Things page.

There’s more to the story…like Programs and Events! Book clubs, storytimes, craft kits, lectures, game nights, meditation and yoga, nature walks – we’ve got something for everyone going on at the library! See and sign up for our upcoming programs on our Events Calendar.

There’s more to the story…like Technology Access! Come on down for wifi, computers equipped with Microsft Word and other useful applications, printing, copying, scanning, faxing, and librarians ready to help you navigate it all. You can even borrow technological Things you might not have at home, such as a wifi hotspot or a film-to-digital converter.

There’s more to the story…like Literacy! Whether you’re a parent looking for early literacy resources or a speaker of another language interested in teaching yourself English, we’re here to help!

There’s more to the story…like Professional Resources! Find books that guide you through the hows, whats, and what-ifs of starting a business. Use our computers to type up a resume, apply to jobs, and print paperwork. Work “from home” with a change of scenery at a desk or in a study room. All this is possible at the library!

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