County library celebrating National Library Week

The Jackson County Public library is currently celebrating National Library Week.

Running through Saturday, the special week is a time to highlight the valuable role libraries, librarians and library workers play in transforming lives and strengthening communities.

This National Library Week, the public can show appreciation and support for libraries by visiting their library’s website, following them on social media and using the hashtag #NationalLibraryWeek.

While the Jackson County Public Library’s physical spaces may be temporarily closed due to COVID-19, the public can discover ebooks, movies, online storytimes and more all from home. Virtual services and resources are available at and on the library’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.

Other virtual services include, HeritageQuest Online, hoopla, Kanopy, Overdrive/Libby, World Book Online and

First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association and libraries of all types across the country each April.

The original theme for National Library Week, “Find your place at the library,” was chosen months ago before the emergence of a global pandemic would force libraries to close their buildings.

In response to the rapidly changing situation, the theme was revised to “Find the library at your place” to bring attention to how libraries are open for business online, offering electronic services and digital content their communities need now more than ever.