Celebrate National Library Week April 8-14
Apr. 2, 2018
This month, Orland Park Public Library joins libraries nationwide in celebrating the many ways libraries lead their communities through the transformative services, programs and expertise they offer.
April 8-14 is National Library Week, an annual celebration of the life-changing work of libraries, librarians and library workers. Libraries aren’t just places to borrow books or study—they’re also creative and engaging community centers where people can collaborate using new technologies and develop their skills and passions.
Libraries of all types have long been evolving to meet the needs of the communities they serve. Diverse groups including elected officials, small business owners and students depend upon libraries and the resources they offer. Resources like ebooks and tech classes, materials for English-language learners and programs for job seekers are just a few ways libraries and librarians are transforming to lead their communities. Community members can also develop their own leadership skills at the library, with endless opportunity to build skills and confidence through resources and programming.
Orland Park Public Library helps lead the community by offering space for boy scout and girl scout meetings, by offering educational resources like Mango (our language learning software), by partnering with the local schools to showcase the artwork of students, by offering space for community members to show their collections in the display cases, by bringing books with large print to seniors in our community that can’t get around anymore, by recording interviews with our oldest veterans (so their war stories won’t be lost), by hosting book discussions, by hosting cooking demonstrations, by hosting home repair demonstrations, by offering a place to do research, by offering DVDs and Blu-ray disks to check out at no cost, by offering a 3D printing service, by offering mobile hotspots for check out, by offering Rokus for check out, and much more!
“This library helps lead our community by advocating for widespread access to crucial services and lifelong learning,” Public Information Manager Jackie Boyd said. “
Orland Park Public Library is celebrating National Library Week by offering a magazine giveaway of most 2017 magazine titles carried by the library. Additionally, the library is offering a drawing for those who check out 20 items. Those who enter the drawing will have a chance to win an ANKER (wireless cell phone charger), Q12 wireless headphones, Virtual Reality goggles, an Amazon Fire TV stick, an Oontz Angle 3 wireless Bluetooth speaker, or a $25 Berkot’s gift card. Orland Park Public Library thanks Berkot’s for sponsoring the $25 gift cards.
Patrons interested in learning more about the library are encouraged to call the library at 708-428-5100 or visit the Library at 14921 Ravinia Avenue in Orland Park, IL 60462. Hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. This celebration is in compliance with the library’s mission to stimulate, educate, entertain, and welcome everyone. We are committed to equal opportunities for all library patrons without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or past or present status as a member of the military.
The Orland Park Public Library is subject to the requirement of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Individuals who require an accommodation for a disability for any of the library presentations should contact the library at least five working days prior to the event they wish to attend.