Libraries=Strong Communities

Celebrating National Library Week, April 7-13

The Chester County Library and Henrietta Hankin Branch join libraries of all types across Pennsylvania and the nation in celebrating the many ways libraries build and sustain strong communities by providing critical resources, programs, and expertise.
April 7-13 is National Library Week, an annual celebration highlighting the valuable role libraries, librarians, and library workers play in transforming lives and communities. Libraries are at the heart of their cities, towns, schools, and campuses. They have public spaces where people of all backgrounds can come together and connect. This celebration, sponsored by the American Library Association, is a reminder to encourage library use and support.

Library programs encourage community members to meet to discuss civic issues, work together using new technologies like 3D printing, or learn alongside one another in English language classes. Library staff also partner with many other civic and service organizations to actively engage with the people they serve, always striving to make sure their community’s core needs are being met.

Libraries are places that are welcoming to all regardless of background, beliefs, or societal views. Libraries offer safe spaces designed to help their users enhance their overall quality of life by providing programs that touch on anything from civic engagement to maintaining healthy lifestyles to learning the fundamentals of saving and spending. Yes, you can come to the library and checkout books, but you can come to the library for much more and truly leave changed for the better!