Celebrate National Library Week 2015

This week, the Rochester Hills Public Library joins libraries in schools, campuses and communities nationwide in celebrating National Library Week, a time to highlight the changing role of libraries, librarians and library workers.

Libraries today are more than warehouses for books. Instead, libraries and librarians are change agents within their communities – transforming lives through innovative educational resources and forward-thinking programming. Libraries are doing their part to close the digital divide and level the playing field by providing free access to information and technologies that many in their communities would be hard pressed to find elsewhere.  Libraries help to ensure the American dream and promote democracy by providing service to all regardless of race, ethnicity, creed, age, ability, sexual orientation, gender identity or socio-economic status.

Librarians work with elected officials, small business owners, students and the public at large to discover and meet the needs of their communities.  Whether through offering e-books and technology classes, materials for English-language learners, programs for job seekers or offering a safe haven in times of crisis, librarians listen to the community they serve, and they respond.

The Rochester Hills Public Library serves people living or working in Rochester, Rochester Hills and Oakland Township by providing books, music, programs, magazines, research assistance and much more.

“The library has always been a place of unlimited possibilities,” said library director Christine Lind Hage. “Whatever your interest or need, the library and the library staff are here to provide you the resources you need to accomplish your goals and dreams.”

The library is celebrating National Library Week by with a full schedule of programs including:

  • Several book discussions
  • Storytimes
  • A continuing class on genealogy
  • A session on managing your digital photos
  • English language learning conversation sessions
  • World cinema night
  • A program on Hemingway in Michigan
  • An Authors in April scavenger hunt
  • A teen writing workshop
  • A teen Dungeons & Dragons gathering and a Teddy bear sleepover!

All of these programs will take place during National Library Week, April 12 – April 17.  To register for programs or more information go to www.rhpl.org and click on the events tab.

First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April.

The Rochester Hills Public Library is located in downtown Rochester off of University Drive and three blocks east of Main Street.  The Library is open from 9 – 9 Monday through Thursday and 9 – 6 on Fridays and Saturdays.  The Library’s website (www.rhpl.org) has information on how to register for a card and access all the Library’s services.


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