National Library Week: April 19-25, 2020
Three months ago, we could not have guessed at the nationwide changes now affecting the way we live and work.
Today, the long-term effects of this global pandemic on our community can only be imagined. Libraries, parks and schools are closed, restaurants have shut down and many of us are stuck at home or caring for loved ones.
Yet this crisis has also shown our strength. Arlington residents, community organizations, and County departments have joined forces in an outpouring of love, care and dedication to tackle the issues that result from these challenging times.
At Arlington Public Library, our dedicated staff are no different.
This week we join libraries around the country for National Library Week, to celebrate the many ways in which libraries and librarians strengthen our communities — with commitment, heart, and goodwill.
Here are just a few of the many ways in which Library staff are responding to Arlington’s evolving needs:
- Coordinating a new community partnership to ensure no one in Arlington goes hungry.
- Helping to create Personal Protective Equipment for medical professionals.
- Connecting volunteers with community organizations and needs.
- Creating new programs that provide creative outlets for the community.
While we all our facing a “new normal” our hope is that all our collaborative efforts will make life a little easier.
Stay safe, stay well, and stay hopeful.
Arlington Public Library