“Welcome to Your Library:” Celebrate National Library Week April 4-10

The theme was created to promote the modern services libraries offer . . . 

National Library Week is Sunday, April 4 to Saturday, April 10. The weeklong celebration highlights the role libraries, librarians and library workers play in transforming lives and strengthening communities. First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association and libraries of all types across the country each April.
The theme for this year’s National Library Week is “Welcome to Your Library.” The theme was created to promote the modern services libraries offer beyond the four walls of a physical building. Whether people visit virtually or in person, libraries are accessible and inclusive places that foster a sense of belonging and community through learning, discovery and exploration.
During these challenging times, libraries of all types have been going above and beyond to adapt to our changing world by expanding their resources and continuing to meet the needs of their patrons. Libraries across the country are providing electronic learning resources such as online homework help and wi-fi access for students and workers who may lack internet access at home. 


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Check out Robey Memorial Library
Robey Memorial Library in Waukon provides in-library browsing, reading and computer use during regular hours. This week, RML encourages all community members to visit their website to explore and access virtual services and programs. 
The library offers a wide array of online resources that are available from the comfort of home, including:
• BRIDGES offers ebook and audiobook downloads available through bridges.overdrive.com or the Overdrive or Libby apps on your favorite device.
• Credo Reference offers fact-based background information from hundreds of encyclopedias and dictionaries.
• Gale Resources offers thousands of online journal, magazine and newspaper articles
• Chilton Library offers access to Chilton manual information, as well as repair and maintenance recommendations for many vehicles.
• Transparent Language offers a complete language-learning system with flexible learning paths to over 100 languages.
• JobNow/VetNow offers online resource for career services, test prep, and software tutorials. Includes specialized services for veterans and their families.
Robey Memorial Library supports the Waukon-area community with in-library services during regular hours with access to public computers and printing; free Wi-Fi access; workspaces in our main library and study rooms; and grab-and-go activity bags monthly for children and teens and bi-monthly for adults. The Thursday Night Book Club and Teen Advisory Board programs continue to be held virtually. Contact RML at (563) 568-4424 for access to these programs.
This National Library Week, readers are urged to visit Robey Memorial Library, view the library’s website at www.waukon.lib.ia.us, and follow the library on social media, using the hashtag #NationalLibraryWeek.
Robey Memorial Library is the information center of Waukon and surrounding area community. The mission statement reads: our mission is to support and serve individuals of all ages by striving to provide current print and nonprint information and technology resources in order to enrich lives through lifelong learning. The library is open Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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