This week, the Milton Public Library joins libraries nationwide in celebrating the many ways libraries lead their communities through the transformative services, programs and expertise they offer.

April 8-14 is National Library Week, an annual celebration of the life-changing work of libraries, librarians and library workers. Libraries aren’t just places to borrow books or study-they’re also creative and engaging community centers where people can collaborate using new technologies and develop their skills and passions.

Libraries of all types have long been evolving to meet the needs of the communities they serve. Diverse groups including elected officials, small business owners and students depend upon libraries and the resources they offer. Resources like e-books, technology classes, and programs for job seekers are just a few ways libraries and librarians are transforming to lead their communities. Community members can also develop their own leadership skills at the library, with endless opportunity to build skills and confidence through resources and programming.

The Milton Public Library is celebrating National Library Week on Friday, between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., with free giveaways and special activities. Celebrate the success the library has had this year in transforming our community and leading Milton with the services, programs and expertise.

For more information, visit the Milton Public Library at 430 E. High St., call 608-868-7462, or visit www.miltonpubliclibrary.org.

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