National Library Week

National Library Week
First celebrated in 1958, National Library Week celebrates our public libraries and all that they offer our community. 
This year’s theme is “Find your place at the library.”  The current state of our country, with a global pandemic, has closed the library buildings temporarily but that doesn’t mean their impact is missing from our lives.  American libraries have been a place to turn for knowledge, entertainment, teaching, learning, and community connections.  With the introduction of computers and the internet, libraries have also been a place to turn for connectivity and digital services. Libraries are open, online with virtual services and digital content, to keep providing support and you can find your place with the help of these online opportunities.  You can access things like ebooks, movies, music, and video games from your home with the help of apps and social media.
Monroe County Library Services is an association of independent public libraries working together to improve library services for residents of Monroe County. MCLS website has many links and resources to help the community:  Educational Resources for Families and Community Resources
Our Digital Literacy Program is proud to offer services at 6 Rochester Public Library (RPL) locations, Fairport Public Library and Gates Public Library.  When the library buildings are back open for the public we will have volunteers available to assist with digital supports but until then we can be found offering guidance through our Live Chat.
Our volunteers are available 6 days a week to assist the community as they download these apps for free access to digital content:
Overdrive is a free service offered by your library or school that lets you borrow digital content (like ebooks and audiobooks) anytime, anywhere. 
Libby is a free app where you can borrow ebooks and digital audiobooks from your public library. You can stream books with Wi-Fi or mobile data, or download them for offline use and read anytime, anywhere.
Hoopla is a groundbreaking digital media service offered by your local public library that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV!
Find out more about how libraries support their communities and how you can support your local libraries, librarians, volunteers and support staff here.
#ThankYouLibraries #NationalLibraryWeek 

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