2018 National Library Week

April 8-14 is National Library Week this year. Throughout this week, libraries are celebrated for their impact and influence in their communities. It is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. Here’s what’s happening:

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Libraries Vital to Success of Cities & Counties

This year, the library is celebrating 70 years of existence. In the pre-Internet, pre-computer days, libraries were the main and sometimes only resource in a town for in-depth information on any given subject. Back in the day of only three TV channels and no live streaming, libraries provided a valuable source of entertainment–books.

Each town struggled to maintain their own library. It was through the unification of libraries in different towns and developing a distribution system between branches that libraries began to flourish.

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Register to vote at the library

You can register to vote in Cass County at any location of Cass County Public Library. We will deliver your registration to the County Clerk’s office.

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Snapshot Day at the Library

We recently participated in a state-wide project to record and document a typical day in the life of a public library. On that day, library staff members made a special effort to take pictures of anything and everything going on in the library. Our staff took photos of many typical activities – patrons using the wireless internet, children making crafts, a group discussing a book, staff behind the circulation desk, a library courier sorting books in the garage – and posted it all on Facebook with the hashtag #molibraries.

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