Local Libraries Recognized This Week

Local Libraries Recognized This Week SouthWest Saskatchewan  Saskatchewan

Libraries across the province are being recognized during Saskatchewan Library Week, an acknowledgement toward how essential libraries are to the community.

“It’s a opportunity to focus on our libraries that are here at home and give recognition to the fact that our libraries work very hard to reach out to the community and to be a part of that community actively,” said Chris Harrow, Head Librarian at the Swift Current Library.

The theme of this years Library Week is “Libraries Connect”, which recognizes the importance of building connections between communities, people and information. The Single Integrated Library System (SILS) was implemented to libraries across Saskatchewan to allow them to connect with each other and provide equal access to resources and online services to people through a universal library card. Saskatchewan History Online (SHO) is another program that was implemented into Saskatchewan libraries. It continues to expand access to Saskatchewan’s history by digitalizing collections from libraries, museums, and local history societies.

The Saskatchewan Library Association (SLA) has provided 20 grants to select libraries to help support library events and programs during library week. Swift Current’s “Robot Day” event happens this Saturday October 19th.

“We use the money directly into programming during library week,” said Harrow. “There will be costumes and prizes and games. We’re going to be building two different robots, we’re having a robotics club come so it should be a really fun, really good time.”

via Local News http://www.swiftcurrentonline.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=23851:local-libraries-recognized-this-week&catid=13:local-news&Itemid=355

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