National Library Week: We Provide Access!

It’s National Library Week! First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. This year we want to highlight some of the ways Brookens Library shines for our students, faculty, staff and the Springfield community.

When people think of the library they think of books, but we are so much more…

We Provide Access:

Libraries level the playing field. As great democratic institutions, serving people of every age, income level, location, ethnicity, or physical ability, and providing the full range of information resources needed to live, learn, govern, and work. At libraries, patrons are free to exercise their right to know without fear of censorship or reprisal.

At Brookens, we fulfill this by…

Providing access to books, databases and other materials.

Providing access to computers and wireless internet

Offering our resources and services to the public

Not censoring (i.e. banning books or putting filters on our computers)

If you stop in the library you will see our over 30 foot chalkboard decked out for National Library Week – tell us how Brookens shines for you!

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