Embrace leadership at your library: celebrate National Library Week April 8-14
Oak Ridge Public Library is joining with other libraries nationwide to celebrate National Library Week’s 60th anniversary during April 8 through the 14th.
Libraries have always been important to Oak Ridgers. In August 1943, a group of citizens met with the Recreation and Welfare Department to express interest in having a public library. The library opened soon after and has been a thriving part of our city ever since.
Libraries create potential and possibilities in their communities and work to meet changing needs of their users. Resources like electronic titles and programs for job seekers are just a few ways libraries and librarians are transforming to lead their communities.
Free Wifi and computer access at Oak Ridge Public Library helps level the playing field for those without technology at home. The Tennessee Career Coach that visits the Library assists people with resumes, job applications, and career searches.
World Wise Wednesday programs at the Library bring the community together and offer citizens a chance to gather with other people with the same interests. Lifelong learners are community leaders and Storytime in the Children’s Room introduces reading and education to a new generation.
Community members can also develop their own leadership skills at the library, with opportunities to build skills and confidence with online computer education through Tennessee Electronic Library. With an individual, one on one appointment with a trained professional, patrons can learn new skills like how to use an e-reader or how to fill out an online job application.
Oak Ridge Public Library is also celebrating National Library Week by accepting donations for Aid to Distressed Families of Appalachian Counties (ADFAC) for the whole month of April.
For more information, stop by Oak Ridge Public Library at the Civic Center, 1401 Oak Ridge Turnpike, call 865-425-3455, or visit the library’s website at orpl.org.