National Library Week: Welcome to Your Library!
April 4-10, 2021 is National Library Week!
National Library Week is a time to remember how libraries and librarians contribute and promote library use in our communities and is celebrated in libraries across the nation every April. The week was first sponsored in 1958 by the National Book Committee (a partnership between the American Library Association and the American Book Publishers), with the theme “Wake Up and Read!” The National Book Committee disbanded in 1974, leaving the American Library Association to assume the full sponsorship.
This year’s theme is “Welcome to Your Library,” supporting the fact that everyone is welcome at a library and that libraries are much more than just the four walls of a building. You already know that the Fort Smith Public Library has four beautiful locations, each stocked with a full selection of books and videos for all ages, but do you know what else we have to offer?
Check out our digital resources!
Borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics, and TV shows with Hoopla on your computer, tablet, phone, or television! There is no waiting and you keep each item for 21 days. Some items that you can borrow RIGHT NOW include, all Harry Potter ebooks and audiobooks, the Bridgerton book series ebooks, and lots of movies!
Stream movies, award-winning documentaries, film festival favorites, and classic films on Kanopy. There are over 30,000 titles to choose from!
Last year, there were 59,843 items checked out on Library2Go/Overdrive, which offers ebooks, audiobooks, and videos.
There are over 70 languages to learn on Mango Language, which features ESL lessons. It is also a great resource for children.
We miss our in-person programming. When the pandemic started, we quickly adjusted to virtual programming, all of which can be seen on our YouTube Channel. You’ll find storytimes, crafts, and even a cooking show!
Monday - Friday 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Need to renew your library card? You don’t have to come inside anymore. Renew online by filling out this form and attaching a copy of your proof of address.
HAPPY NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK!