National Library Week (April 23 – 29, 2023) is a time to celebrate our nation’s libraries, library workers’ contributions and promote library use and support. The theme for National Library Week 2023 is “There’s More to the Story,” illustrating the fact that in addition to the books in library collections, available in a variety of formats, libraries offer so much more. Many libraries now lend items like museum passes, games, musical instruments, and tools. Library programming brings communities together for entertainment, education, and connection through book clubs, story times, movie nights, crafting classes, and lectures. Library infrastructure advances communities, providing internet and technology access, literacy skills, and support for businesses, job seekers, and entrepreneurs, and more. Additionally The American Library Association (ALA) kicks off National Library Week with the release of its State of America’s Libraries Report, including the list of Top Ten Most Challenged Books of 2022.
National Library Week events
About Massanutten Regional Library:
Massanutten Regional Library serves the residents of the City of Harrisonburg and Rockingham and Page Counties, with branches located in Bridgewater, Broadway, Elkton, Grottoes, Harrisonburg, Luray, and the town of Shenandoah. Library patrons have free access to over 300,000 books, DVDs, audiobooks, eBooks, online learning and research tools, and other resources. Residents can obtain a free library card by visiting their local MRL branch. MRL is a fine-free library and does not charge fines for overdue items so that there is never a financial burden for anyone using the library system.