Get reacquainted with your library |

Get reacquainted with your library

Dear Editor,

A question for your readers: When did you last spend time at your library?

April 15-19 is National Library week, and if it’s been a while, you’d probably be pleasantly surprised at how libraries have embraced the latest technological advances while maintaining the traditional programs and services that have made them one of America’s most cherished institutions.

More than 200 years after Benjamin Franklin introduced the first lending library, Americans are still flooding into libraries seeking the knowledge to make their dreams come true.

Today’s libraries are not the quiet places you remember – they are dynamic and energetic places where the whole community comes together. Libraries provide people young and old with the skills they need to find, use and evaluate information. Libraries have always been places of education, self-help and boundless opportunities and an indelible part of the American dream.

As reference librarian of the Garfield County Public Library System, I will kick off National Library Week by offering PERSONAL RESEARCH TRAINING sessions. This is a one-on-one introductory tour of EBSCOhost, the Garfield County Public Library System’s online database that allows you to access magazine and newspaper articles from a computer at the library or from your computer at home. Garfield County residents may sign up for a half-hour time slot Tuesday through Friday by calling me at 947-0512 or 1-800-256-6589.

Sincerely yours,

Sharon Puckett

Reference librarian

Garfield County Public Library System

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