This week, the Lewistown Public Library encourages all community members to visit their website to explore and access virtual services and programs. The Lewistown Public Library offers a wide array of online resources that are available from the comfort of home, including card catalog access, librarian connect, Montana Memory Project, Polk Directory, Montana Library2Go, and patron account management.
April 4-10, 2021 is National Library Week, a time to highlight the essential role libraries, librarians and library workers play in transforming lives and strengthening communities. The theme for this year’s National Library Week is “Welcome to your library,” which promotes the idea that libraries extend far beyond the four walls of a building and that everyone is welcome to use their services. Whether people visit virtually or in person, libraries are accessible and inclusive places that foster a sense of belonging and community through learning, discovery and exploration.
During these challenging times, libraries of all types have been going above and beyond to adapt to our changing world by expanding their resources and continuing to meet the needs of their patrons. Libraries across the country are making a difference in people’s lives by providing electronic learning resources like wi-fi access for students who may lack internet access at home. The Lewistown Public Library is supporting the community with virtual services such as weekly youth programming Alphabet Fridays and Magical Middles Story Hour, and In the Stacks podcast.
This National Library Week, the public can show their appreciation and support for libraries by visiting their library’s website, following them on social media and using the hashtag #NationalLibraryWeek.
First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association and libraries of all types across the country each April.
For more information, visit the library’s website at lewistownlibrary.org, like us on our Facebook page at lewistownmontanapubliclibrary or follow us on Instagram at LPLgram.
The Lewistown Public Library provides free and equal access to quality materials and services which fulfill the educational, informational, cultural and recreational needs of the entire community. Hours of operation are Tuesday – Friday 9 am – 6 pm and Saturday 10 am – 2 pm. Online services are available 24/7. Visit us at 701 West Main Street or call 538-5212 for more information.