Written By: Prince William County
This week, Prince William Public Libraries encourages all community members to visit their library in person or online to explore and access services and programs. Prince William Public Libraries offers a wide array of programs, services, and resources that are available in person or from the comfort of home, including a state-of-the-art Makerspace, “Books to Go” Book Kits for book clubs, and the Digital Library, offering free access to thousands of online and digital resources.
April 3 – 9, 2022 is National Library Week, a time to highlight the essential role libraries, librarians, and library workers play in transforming lives and strengthening communities. The theme for this year’s National Library Week is “Connect with Your Library,” which promotes the idea that libraries are places to get connected to technology by using Wi-Fi, computers, and other resources. Libraries also offer opportunities to connect with programs, services, and ideas, in addition to books. Most importantly, libraries also connect communities to each other.
Libraries of all types continue to go above and beyond to keep their communities connected by expanding resources and embracing inclusion in their programming, resources, and collections. Libraries across the country are making a difference in people’s lives by providing online learning resources like online homework help and Wi-Fi access for students and workers who may lack internet access at home. Prince William Public Libraries is supporting the community with services such as mobile Wi-Fi hotspots that allows patrons the opportunity to get internet access from anywhere and enhanced Wi-Fi that extends out to the parking lots at all 12 of its branches, available 24/7.
This National Library Week, the public can show their appreciation and support for libraries by visiting their library in person or online and following Prince William Public Libraries on social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) and using the hashtags #pwplibraries and #NationalLibraryWeek.
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.
For more information, visit Prince William Public Libraries’ website at pwcva.gov/library.
About Prince William Public Libraries:
Prince William Public Libraries has 12 branches throughout Prince William County and the City of Manassas, providing free access to books, e-books, e-audio, print and digital magazines, Digital Library, and CDs/DVDs. PWPL also offers free educational and entertaining programs for all ages.
Rachel Johnson, PWPL Communications and Marketing Director