Abilene’s library celebrating connections during National Library Week

National Library Week, which runs through Saturday, reminds people of the importance of libraries and how libraries can link them to a variety of resources, said Julee Hatton, director of library services.

The week has a theme this year — “Connect With Your Library.” These links can be forged with people, technology or services, she said.

First sponsored by the American Library Association in 1958, National Library Week is devoted to celebrating the nation’s libraries, contributions made by library workers and to promote use and support of libraries in communities, according to the ALA.

changing roles

The role of libraries has changed through the years, Hatton said, although familiar, core elements remain.

Print books likely will remain a part of the library system, despite the prognostications that print is dead, or soon to be.

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