April 11-17 is National Library Week, a time to celebrate the contributions of libraries, librarians and library workers nationwide. First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April.
The library story isn't new, but it is one that continually changes. During tough economic times, people turn to libraries for their incredible array of free resources--- from computers to books, DVDs and CDs, for help with a job hunt or health information. The average annual cost to the taxpayer for access to this wide range of resources is about $31, the cost of one hardcover book. In good times or bad, libraries are a great value.
Libraries are at the heart of their communities, and we'd like you to share your MPL success story. Tell us how the Milwaukee Public Library helps you or your family by leaving a comment below.