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From the Director’s Desk — March 2022

Connect with your library this National Library Week

April 3-9 marks the 64th anniversary of National Library Week, and we hope you’ll celebrate with us. The annual celebration began in 1958 when the National Book Committee pledged to combat the decline of reading and celebrate the freedom to read in communities throughout the country. This year’s theme, “Connect with Your Library,” emphasizes the versatile offerings of libraries and the core theme of connection achieved through library services.

The Galesburg Public Library helps our community connect to distant friends and family, to neighbors, and to community leaders by providing public computers, meeting spaces, and educational events. We help our community connect to the internet by sponsoring broadband subscription through the Internet Essentials program, by providing free WiFi and computers, and by offering tech training. We also connect with you. We host presenters, performers, and experts to bring you informative and engaging programming, and we love to chat with each of you in person or online. Here are the ways you can connect with us this National Library Week:

  • Visit—come read a magazine, browse the coffee table books, and say hi to a friendly library worker while you’re here.
  • Attend a program—Mark your calendars for the groundbreaking ceremony on April 7. Visit our events page to see what else is coming.
  • Check out a book, a movie, or one of our many other offerings
  • Participate in the Big Read— You won’t want to miss the Black Hawk Performance Company on April 3. Pick up your FREE copy of An American Sunrise while you’re there.
  • Follow us on social media—Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or TikTok
  • Volunteer—Fill out an application or stop by the Reference and Information Desk to learn more
  • Advocate—tell your friends and local leaders how you use the library

We’re here for you, because of you, and we are grateful for the connections we make together.



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