Sunday, April 1, 2012

National Library Week

Chesterfield County Library is celebrating National Library Week by offering a Technology Petting Zoo and E-reader training. Come by your branch next week to check out a variety of e-reader options or bring your own and a staff member will be on-site to help you learn how to use all the bells and whistles.

Whether you are a job seeker looking for resources to land a new job, a parent looking for free activities for children or a student searching for your next favorite book, you belong at your library.

Today’s libraries help level the playing field by making both print and digital information affordable, available and accessible to all people. Libraries provide cultural heritage and genealogical collections, materials in print and electronic formats, job seeking resources, English as second language and citizenship classes and many other creative and resourceful programs.

Libraries have historically served as our nation’s great equalizers of knowledge. The strength of libraries has always been the diversity of their collections and commitment to serving all people. This National Library Week, join our nation’s libraries and librarians by celebrating the place where we all belong.

The Library’s Technology Petting Zoo Schedule is:

Tuesday, April 10 at Chesterfield from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Wednesday, April 11 at Pageland from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Wednesday, April 11 at Jefferson from 2 to 5 p.m.

Thursday, April 12 at Cheraw from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Thursday, April 12 at McBee from 2 to 5 p.m.

“Our libraries provide a wide range of opportunities for people with different needs and interests,” said Brenda Branson, Director. “As well, we strive to provide our community with custom collections and services for the diverse backgrounds and interests represented throughout our county. We love to hear from you — let us know what you need or want.”

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.

Other new and special events being featured this month includes a Fifty Plus group which will begin meeting on the third Wednesday of each month. The first meeting will be on April 18 from 2 to 4 p.m. We will get to know each other over a game of Bingo. Light refreshments will be served.

The “Let’s Talk About It” Series will be hosted in McBee on April 26 at 5:30 p.m. The book being discussed this month is “Partisans and Redcoats” by Walter Edgar and the discussion will be facilitated by Frank White. All county residents are welcome. Call to register and pick up a copy of the book.

For more information, visit the Chesterfield County Library in your community, or call 843-623-6720 or see the library’s Web site at

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