Our new story campaign, #IAmTheLibrary, launches during National Library Week. Plus: Big Library Read, Youth Art Month, and more.
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"The library’s kind of like a safe space for me. Especially being an LGBT teen, it makes it really a safe place for us to be here and nobody tells you that you can’t be there. Nobody judges you. If you go to one of the librarians, they don’t tell you that you’re not allowed to be there." ~ Alec, Oconomowoc Public Library
National Library Week starts April 7! We're celebrating by launching a new ongoing social media campaign called #IAmTheLibrary. Check our Facebook and Instagram pages for stories from library patrons all week long and every Saturday afterwards. Sharing your story helps support libraries by showcasing your library's value in your community. If you would like to support your library and share your story, please fill out our form and we will get in touch with you!
It might still be dull and gray outside, but if you walked into many of the libraries in Jefferson and Waukesha County in March, you would have seen nothing but vibrant color. Rows of paintings, photographs, sculptures, and more lined the walls and the bookshelves at various public libraries as a celebration of creativity, the arts, and the students who made them.
Homes, by Abu Bakr Al Rabeeah and Winnie Yeung, is the remarkable true story of how a young boy emerged from a war zone with a passion for sharing his story and telling the world what’s truly happening in Syria.
As part of the Big Library Read book club, the book is available for anyone to download (no holds!) from April 1-15.