Next week, April 8 through April 14, is National Library Week, a fifty-four year old tradition started by the American Library Association in which libraries and communities nationwide celebrate library services and strive to raise public awareness. You are probably aware that the library has books (that’s a given), but we also have free wireless Internet and computer access, technology classes, craft groups, children’s story times, eBooks, author visits, and much more. At the Fargo Public Library we work hard to make resources and information affordable, available, and accessible to everyone in the community regardless of their background, language abilities or technical skills. No matter your age or interests – you belong @ your library. We really do have something for everyone:
- For adventurers we have travel guides to provide inspiration and information for your next journey.
- Genealogists can access Ancestry.com for free, view over 100 years of the Fargo Forum on microfilm, and learn about local history with the North Dakota Collection.
- Film buffs are in luck because the library has an extensive collection of DVDs including classics, new releases, television shows, and foreign films.
- For commuters the library has a great selection of audiobooks to entertain you during those daily drives – they are also great for road trips!
- Creative types and DYI-ers can learn a new craft or get ideas for their next project with our assortment of books.
- Foodies and at-home-chefs can browse hundreds of cookbooks – from heath food to soul food and everything in between.
- Check out eBooks, find journal and newspaper articles, get book recommendations, search health information, find information for children’s school projects, and more – all from home with the library’s online resources. Go to fargolibrary.org click “Online Resources” and enter your card number (all 13 digits on the back of your card with no spaces) and your password (your last name).
This National Library Week join our nation’s libraries and librarians in celebrating the place where we all belong and visit one of the Fargo Public Library’s three convenient locations. For more information and to keep up with all of the events and happenings at the library, visit www.fargolibrary.org and “like” us on Facebook.