National Library Week celebration to include giveaways, Food for Fines exchange

NLW2019National Library Week, an annual celebration highlighting the valuable role libraries, librarians and library workers play in transforming lives and communities, is April 7-13, 2019. Libraries are at the heart of their cities, towns, schools and campuses. They have public spaces where people of all backgrounds can come together and connect.
Library programs encourage community members to meet to discuss civic issues, work together using new technologies such as 3D printing or learn along side one another in English language classes. Library staff also partner with other civic and service organizations to actively engage with the people they serve, always striving to make sure their community’s core needs are being met.
“Libraries are cornerstones of democracy, promoting the free exchange of information and ideas for all,” said Atlantic City Library Director Robert Rynkiewicz. “They also foster civic engagement by keeping people in formed and aware of community events and issues.”
First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April.

Atlantic City Library's National Library Week celebration
Do you follow the Atlantic City Free Public Library on Facebook or Twitter? The library will be providing some giveaways during National Library Week. Stay tuned to the library's social media accounts for details.
The library will hold a Food for Fines exchange April 8-13. For each non-perishable item donated, the accrued fines for one overdue item will be waived. The food will be donated to the Community Food Bank – Southern Branch.
Teens are invited to take a selfie in the Youth Services Department, using one of our National Library Week props, that show their favorite part of the library. Individual or group shots will be accepted. Submit the library selfies to npatel(at)