April 7-13 is National Library Week, an annual celebration highlighting the valuable role libraries, librarians and library workers play in transforming lives and communities. Here is just a sample of the many programs the Sussex County Library System is hosting during National Library week, illustrating how libraries truly are the heart of their neighborhoods:
Monday Fun Days, Main Library, 125 Morris Turnpike in Frankford, Mondays from 1:00-3:00pm
It’s game time for adults. A variety of board games and cards are available and the ever-changing group determines what to play. Learn new games, make new friends. Drop in any week, no registration required.
College Funding Seminar, Louise Childs Branch, 21 Sparta Road, Stanhope, Tuesday, April 9 at 6:30 pm
College-bound high school students and their parents are invited to a free seminar on navigating the complicated process of financing a college education. Get tips on maximizing eligibility for financing and learn how to find institutions that offer the most free money.
Basic Computer Skills for Job Seekers, 6-part series at the Franklin Branch, 103 Main Street in Franklin, Wednesdays from 1:00-3:00pm
Six session course teaches different aspects of computer literacy as they related to finding and attaining employment. Led by Career Connections Associate Julie Knapp, the series starts with Intro to Computers and concludes with Online Job Applications. Along the way attendees will learn to make and edit a resume in Microsoft Word, and how to use online job searches and job boards to find new opportunities. More details and registration are available through the Events Calendar link at sussexcountylibrary.org or by calling or visiting the Franklin Branch, 973 827-6555.
Spring Used Book Sale, Sussex-Wantage Branch, 69 Route 639, Wantage, April 12 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m., and April 13 from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Choose from thousands of gently used books, movies, music CDs and more. Great bargains for every age and interest. Sponsored by the Friends of the Sussex-Wantage Library, all funds raised go toward special library programming like Third Thursday Sing-Alongs (April 18) and Art with the Brit Lady (May 29).
“This year’s theme, Libraries = Strong Communities, couldn’t be more true,” stated Library Director Will Porter. “There are more than 50 programs listed on our events calendar for April alone. Many of them are centered around literacy…story times, book clubs, read-to-a-dog programs…but that’s just the starting point. We provide a nonjudgmental public space for people to meet and learn about whatever piques their interest. And that is something to celebrate.”
First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country.
More information on the Sussex County Library system and the many amenities it offers are available by visiting any location and at sussexcountylibrary.org.