National Library Week


Staff Reports

This coming week, the Jackson County Public Library in Seymour, Crothersville and Medora encourages all community members to visit a location in person or online via the library’s website, Facebook page and YouTube channel to explore and access services and programs.

Library Director Julia Aker said the library offers a wide array of online resources that are available from the comfort of home, including HeritageQuest Online, hoopla, Kanopy, the new Indiana Digital Library on Overdrive/Libby, World Book Online, the Burbio event calendar and can be used in the library only.

The Evergreen Indiana catalog at not only connects library users to more than 125 other library collections but also gives access to e-resources, including Chilton Library for vehicle service, Gale

Legal Forms and Reference Solutions with business information and job postings.

The 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 Sunday and runs through Saturday, is a time to highlight the essential role libraries and library workers play in transforming lives and strengthening communities. The theme this year is “Connect with Your Library,” which promotes the idea that libraries are places to get connected to technology by using broadband, computers and other resources in addition to books.

In-person library visitors should check out what has changed over the past year in their library while visiting any JCPL location. Since April 2021, the library system has gone fine-free and purchased new furniture for all three libraries with more coming next month.

Actress and comedian Molly Shannon is the honorary National Library Week chairwoman for 2022.

“I am so honored to serve as honorary chair of National Library Week for 2022. My mom was a librarian,” Shannon said. “She encouraged kids to read, so the work of librarians and libraries has such a special place in my heart.”

Shannon said libraries are places where communities connect to things like broadband, computers, programs and classes, books, movies, video games and more.

“But most importantly, libraries connect us to each other,” she said. “Supporting National Library Week in this role allows me to connect to my mother’s memory and all the librarians out there. Thank you for everything you do.”

National Library Week celebrations include Monday, the 2022 State of America’s Libraries Report is released; Tuesday, National Library Workers Day; Wednesday, National Library Outreach Day; and 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.

The locations of the Jackson County Public Library are 303 W Second St., Seymour; 120 W. Main St., Crothersville; and 27 W. Main St., Medora.

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