National Library Week is celebrated in April. 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. All types of libraries – school, public, academic and special – participate.
This year’s theme is Libraries Transform reminding all Americans that today’s libraries are not just about what they have for people, but what they do for and with people. Libraries are places of creativity where people can meet to share a hobby, discuss books, watch movies, share ideas, and use technology.
The New Holland Library has a wide variety of books for students on all types of topics. We have videos for teachers to use in the classroom. We offer World Book online, and other online resources students can use for research or just to look up topics to satisfy their curiosity. We offer Overdrive which is a huge library of e-books and audio-books students can access on their laptops, tablets, and phones. Our Library reaches beyond the school building and most of the resources can be accessed 24/7.
Our school Library plays an important role in supporting literacy. We provide books for students to read for pleasure, and for school assignments. We love seeing our students find books that they enjoy reading. We love working with teachers to provide books to supplement what students are learning in the classroom. We love the New Holland Elementary Library and believe it is certainly worth celebrating!