McAllen Public Library Celebrates National Library Week (April 8-14)

This week, McAllen Public Library joins libraries nationwide in celebrating the many ways libraries lead their communities through the transformative services, programs and expertise they offer.

April 8-14 is National Library Week, an annual celebration of the life-changing work of libraries, librarians and library workers. Libraries aren’t 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. To celebrate, all three McAllen Public Library locations will have special programs for all ages. These programs include storytimes, a jewelry making class, and a genealogy session to name just a few. All library programs are free and open to the public and cover a wide variety of interests.

Libraries of all types have long been evolving to meet the needs of the communities they serve. Diverse groups including elected officials, small business owners and students depend upon libraries and the resources they offer. Resources like e-books and technology classes, materials for English-language learners and programs for job seekers are just a few ways libraries and Librarians are transforming to lead their communities. Community members can also develop their own leadership skills at the library, with endless opportunity to build skills and confidence through resources and programming.

“The library helps lead our community by advocating for widespread access to crucial services and lifelong learning,” said Kate Horan, Library Director. “Libraries level the playing field for people of any age who seek information and access to technologies to improve their quality of life.”

For more information, please call McAllen Public Library at 956-681-3000.