Pasadena: Celebrate National Library Week

From Pasadena Now

“National Library Week, April 9 – 15, 2017, is a time to celebrate our nation’s libraries and library workers for transforming lives through free access to education, technology, information literacy, diverse collections and opportunities for community engagement.In a world of rapid technological and cultural change, libraries and library workers are your trusted resources for both individuals and the community at large. Conducting an online search can be a daunting task, even for an experienced researcher, with millions of hits for any question or topic. Librarians are trained experts who can guide library users through this information jungle to find what they are seeking, whether they are verifying news sources, investigating healthcare options or exploring sources of student financial aid.Libraries also provide a wide range of opportunities for people with diverse wants and interests, including cultural and arts programming, materials in alternate formats such as large print, multilingual internet trainings, bilingual story hours, English as a Second Language classes and many other programs.Here in Altadena,California, we promote early literacy to children and their parents and caregivers through our children’s educational programming which includes Story Times and other programs. Teens and Adults have access to the newest technologies such as 3D printers and Virtual Reality tools. Our library programming and offerings continue to expand to reflect the changing needs of our community.This year’s theme for National Library Week is “Libraries Transform,” and Olympic soccer gold medalist and World Cup champion Julie Foudy is lending her support as National Library Week Honorary Chair.”