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National Library Week celebrated in Roswell

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Roswell Public Library staffers are pictured wearing T-shirts promoting the library’s Summer Reading Program, which was highlighted during National Library Week. (City of Roswell Photo)

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The Roswell Public Library last week joined libraries across the country in recognizing the many ways libraries contribute to their communities through the services, programs, and expertise they offer.

National Library Week, held each April, is an annual celebration of the work of libraries, librarians and library workers. The week is an important time when people are made aware libraries are not just places to borrow books or study — they’re also creative and engaging community centers where people can collaborate using new technologies and develop their skills and passions.

During National Library Week, the Roswell Public Library held a scavenger hunt that called for patrons to have fun finding items and information in an activity that also allowed them to learn about where things are located in the library and the various services available.

Many members of the Roswell Public Library staff on Friday wore T-shirts promoting the library’s Summer Reading Program. The staff wanted to highlight the program during National Library Week.

The local library also held a Story Time event that focused on the importance of reading. A calendar of upcoming events at the Roswell Public Library, as well as other information about the facility, can be found at roswell-nm.gov/405/Roswell-Public-Library.

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Having begun in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association and libraries across the country.