Journal of the San Juan Islands


SJI Library joins National Library Week celebration

April 13, 2013 · Updated 12:20 PM

San Juan Island Library / Contributed photo

San Juan Island Library joins libraries nationwide to celebrate National Library Week.

The week, sponsored every April since 1958 by the American Library Association, highlights the value of libraries, librarians and library workers.

Libraries today are more than repositories for books and other resources. Often the heart of their communities, libraries are committed to places where patrons live, work and study. Trusted places where people gather, libraries help to enrich and shape a community and address local issues.

Librarians work with elected officials, small business owners, students and the public to discover and meet community needs. Offering e-books and technology classes, materials for English-language learners, access to technology and online databases, resources for job seekers and creative events and workshops for adults and youth, San Juan Island Library listens to its community and responds.

“Service to the community has always been the focus of the library,” said Laurie Orton, Library Director. “While this aspect has never changed, libraries have grown and evolved in how they provide for the needs of every member of their community.”

For more information, visit the San Juan Island Library at 1010 Guard Street, call 378-2798 or see the Library’s web site at www.sjlib.org.

The Library is open Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m..


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