Find a book, and perhaps a job, during National Library Week

Apr 03, 2012

The Wareham Free Library is celebrating National Library Week from April 8 to April 14.

Visitors who stop in will receive pencils, key chains, white boards, bookmarks and more while supplies last.

More importantly, however, visitors can use the library to find resources in locating a job, free activities for children, and of course, a book to read before bedtime.

“Today's libraries provide a wide range of opportunities for people with diverse needs and interests,” says Denise Medeiros, Library Director. “That means providing their communities with tailor made collections and services for people of diverse backgrounds, language abilities and technological skills.”

Modern libraries act as equalizers of knowledge by providing affordable and accessible information in both print and digital format, according to a National Library Week press release.

They help level the playing field by providing cultural heritage and genealogical collections, job seeking resources, English as second language and citizenship classes and many other creative and resourceful programs.

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 Wareham Free Library at 59 Marion Road, call 508-295-2343 or visit the library’s Web site at

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