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April 18, 2017 > Alameda County recognizes National Library Week

Alameda County recognizes National Library Week

Submitted By Alicia Reyes

The Alameda County Board of Supervisors recognizes the week of April 9-15, 2017 as National Library Week and celebrates more than 100 years of providing library services to the growing communities of Alameda County through dedicated staff, modern facilities, and programs that build the love of reading and learning.

ÒLibraries are more than quiet spaces. They serve as community hubs where people can collaborate creatively and explore new technologies,Ó said Wilma Chan, President of the Alameda County Board of Supervisors.

Alameda County Library offers innovative programs and a wide array of technology that supports 21st century learning. People of all ages can learn skills in coding, podcasting, and 3-D printing. Library cardholders can borrow laptops, iPads, learning tablets, and portable Wi-Fi hotspots to build digital literacy. The Library also offers workshops for job seekers and citizenship classes for immigrants who want to become U.S. citizens.

In honor of National Library Week, Alameda County Library celebrates its Bookmobile and dedicated staff who bring library materials to communities that face geographic or other barriers to using the Library. Watch a short video about the Bookmobile told through the personal experience of John Grady, the LibraryÕs Bookmobile Driver of 34 years and Gina Rose, the BookmobileÕs Librarian. You will see that the Bookmobile continues to be a relevant service that connects communities and inspires lifelong learning.

Visit any branch of the Alameda County Library system and explore whatÕs new at your local library.

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