Support your local library

Support Your Local Library by CK Van Dam

National Library Week is April 7 – 13. This year’s theme is “Ready, Set, Library!”

I prefer the title of this column: Support your local library.

Why? Because local libraries support our communities. Libraries are more than a place to check out a book or access free internet service. Libraries have expanded their services in order to stay relevant with today’s audiences.

Here’s a list of some of the items or services that your local library may be offering for checkout:

  • Garden seed exchange
  • Local and national newspapers
  • Magazines on all types of subjects
  • Music and movies
  • State park one-day passes
  • Original artwork
  • Toys and board games
  • Language classes
  • Tax preparation advice

This week might be the time to “check out” your local library.