This year National Library Week falls in the midst of a time when most public and school library buildings are necessarily closed. However, in many communities, library services and online collections are very much available. In 2020, celebrate the library at your place instead of in a library building!
Not sure how to find your local public library’s services and available collections during the COVID-19 pandemic? Just find your state on this list, click on it, find your local town or county, and you’ll have a direct link to its website. What kind of services can you expect to find? Many public libraries are offering online story times, games, and reading suggestions for all ages. If you have a question about health, or another topic that has come up for you during the stay-at-home period, check the library’s site to see how you can get professional reference help.
What about collections of books, audiobooks, and other media for kids? Many public libraries, and school libraries, too, will walk you through the few steps you need to follow to start using them. Here’s what you’ll see when you first arrive at Nashville Public Library’s site, for example:
Another way to celebrate National Library Week this year is to show off your own home library on social media. What’s on your child’s shelf of favorites? Post them in the Reply area here, too, and we’ll share as well!