National Library Week is April 7- 13, 2019. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and library workers. Libraries of all types serve as change agents that strengthen communities by supporting community engagement and providing services that connect closely with patrons’ needs. That's why the theme for this year is Libraries=Strong Communities. And it's totally true! All you have to do is step into Hoover Public Library, take a look around, and you'll see the proof. The 2019 NLW Honorary Chair is philanthropist and author Melinda Gates. “In addition to providing communities with access to ideas and information, libraries play an important role in our public life by encouraging creativity, promoting equality, and serving as a source of empowerment,” Gates said. We want that to always be true here at Hoover Public Library. If you haven't tapped into our programs and other resources, I encourage you to use National Library Week as an excuse to do just that. If you know all the ins-and-outs of what we offer and have an idea of how we can offer even more, we want to hear about it. Have you read our mission?
"The Hoover Public Library seeks to reinvent the way communities view libraries. As the heart and soul of the Hoover community, we are more than just a library. We’re the place you come to meet your friends, experience live theater, peruse art, listen to music, entertain your children, learn about new technology, seek job searching assistance, explore your interests, find good book recommendations and much, much more. We seek to grow our patronage by offering an unparalleled customer experience. When you have a question, we want the library to be the first thing that comes to mind."
Watch the American Library Association's commercial for NLW2019.