Lives change @ your library
People across the country celebrated National Library Week, April 13 -19. This was the time to celebrate the contributions libraries and library staff make to their communities. The library is the premier institution that encourages a love of reading, nurtures the inquisitive mind and spirit, supports information needs, and provides a place for community conversations and connections.
"Lives change @ your library" was the national theme for the week. When the Detroit Public Library opened its doors on March 25, 1865, in the Capitol High School at State and Griswold Streets, it marked the beginning of a public library system that has helped to change the lives of thousands of Detroiters for nearly 150 years. Today, the DPL serves the community through the Main Library, 21 branches and a bookmobile.
Like libraries throughout the nation, the DPL offers opportunities for children, teens and adults to learn, grow and achieve their dreams. The Library serves as this country's great equalizer of knowledge, providing free access to information for all people. While the 2014 celebration of National Library Week has come and gone, it is always a perfect time to remember that when you want to make a change and improve your life, the place to be is @ your library.
Jo Anne G. Mondowney
Detroit Public Library
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