This week, the Jackson-Madison County Library joins libraries in schools, campuses and communities nationwide in celebrating National Library Week, a time to highlight the value of libraries, librarians and library workers.
Libraries today are more than repositories for books and other resources. Often the heart of their communities, campuses or schools, libraries are deeply committed to the places where their patrons live, work and study. Libraries are trusted places where everyone in the community can gather to reconnect and re-engage with each other to enrich and shape the community and address local issues.
Librarians work with elected officials, small business owners, students and the public at large to discover what their communities needs are and meet them. Whether through offering e-books and technology classes, materials for English-language learners, programs for job seekers or those to support early literacy, librarians listen to the community they serve, and they respond.
The Jackson-Madison County Library serves residents of Jackson and Madison County in two locations and provides books, ebooks, audio books, DVDs, test proctoring, computer classes, preschool story times, summer reading programs, copy service, fax service, genealogical and local history resources, and public access computers.
Service to the community is the focus of the library. Libraries have grown and evolved in how they provide for the needs of every member of their community.”
The Jackson-Madison County Library is celebrating National Library Week by doing the following:
- We will be waiving fines for all overdue materials returned during this week.
- Zoe Pride will begin teaching computer classes at the library twice weekly beginning April 16.
- We will welcome our new Library North manager, Karen White, on April 16.
- We will be giving away two gift cards to two lucky winners at the end of the week: $25 to Books-a-Million and $25 to Amazon.com. You may register when you visit the library during National Library Week.
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 Jackson-Madison County Library at 433 East Lafayette St or our branch at 3189 N. Highland, Units F&G, call 731-425-8600 or see the library’s Web site at www.jmcl.tn.org.