National Library Week begins Monday

Staff Reports

This coming week, the Jackson County Public Library in Seymour, Crothersville and Medora encourages all community members to visit and its Facebook page and/or YouTube channel to explore and access virtual services and programs.

The library offers a wide array of online resources that are available from the comfort of home, including (temporarily remote), HeritageQuest Online, hoopla, Kanopy, Overdrive/Libby, World Book Online, the Burbio event calendar and

The Evergreen Indiana catalog at not only connects library users to 128 other library collections but also gives access to e-resources, including Chilton Library for vehicle service, an online book club, Gale Legal Forms and Reference Solutions with business information and job postings.

The new Evergreen Indiana app available on Google Play or the App Store makes it easy to access a library card and the statewide collection.

National Library Week, which begins Monday and ends April 10, is a time to highlight the essential role libraries, librarians and library workers play in transforming lives and strengthening communities, according to a news release from the Seymour-based library.

The theme for this year’s National Library Week is “Welcome to your library,” which promotes the idea that libraries extend far beyond the four walls of a building and that everyone is welcome to use their services. Whether people visit virtually or in person, libraries are accessible and inclusive places that foster a sense of belonging and community through learning, discovery and exploration.

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

In-person library visitors should check out what has changed over the past year in their library and pick up a library word search activity and/or coloring page while visiting any JCPL location.

National Library Week celebrations include:

Monday: The 2021 State of America’s Libraries report is released

Tuesday: National Library Workers Day

Wednesday: National Library Outreach Day (Discovery Bus parked at the Seymour Library) and National Library Giving Day (donate to the library or Friends of the Library)

Thursday: Take Action for Libraries Day

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.