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Library Week 2018

By   Johannes Wahle
03/26/2018

National Library Week celebrates its 60th anniversary this April.

Library Week, which starts April 8, has a theme of “Libraries Lead”. Events will focus on the current position and importance of libraries in today’s society. Library Week also is part of the multi-year public awareness campaign “Libraries transform” which was launched in 2015. The campaign highlights the transformative nature of our nation’s libraries and elevating the critical role libraries and library professionals play in the digital age.

Lake Region State College’s Paul Hoghaug Library – Learning Commons is an example of a library transformed. The college, with help from the Otto Bremer Foundation and other donations, invested and created a new open space area for everyone. This new area combines the portals of knowledge with new modern features like our new single study booths, new classrooms and optimal studying requirements.

The National Book Committee launched National Library Week in 1958 for the first time with the goal to encourage people to spend their free time reading in the libraries during a time when television and radio dominated people’s mainstream media needs.

Through the long-term digital trend, libraries faced the challenge to find their new role in today’s society. The campaign “Libraries transform” showed that libraries are more than just books. They play an important role of maintain our domestic society.

See the new LRSC library area and celebrate Library Week. Come between Monday, April 8 and Thursday, April 12 to our new Learning Commons and take a look what may have changed. Our staff will gladly give you a guided tour and join us for special programming. A list of events will be published soon. For more information, call 662-1533.