This week, BAPL joins libraries in schools, campuses and communities nationwide in celebrating National Library Week, a time to highlight 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, campuses or schools, libraries are deeply committed to the places where their patrons live, work and study.  Libraries are trusted places where everyone in the community can gather to reconnect and reengage with each other to enrich and shape the community and address local issues.

Celebrate National Library Week with your library by stopping by to check out a DVD, downloading a free eMagazine from home, bringing your child to an enriching storytime, visiting the newly renovated South Side Branch, attending the one-of-a-kind Satchel Paige program, and so much more!

In addition, Oxford University Press is offering free access for this week only to the Oxford English Dictionary Online and Oxford Reference. Simply use the username: libraryweek and password: libraryweek.