Next Week: National Library Week

Coalinga-Huron, California –The Coalinga – Huron Library District will join libraries in schools, campuses and communities nationwide in celebrating National Library Week, a time to highlight the changing role of libraries, librarians and library workers.

Libraries today are more than warehouses for books. Instead, libraries and librarians are change agents within their communities – transforming lives through innovative educational resources and forward-thinking programming. Libraries are doing their part to close the digital divide and level the playing field by providing free access to information and technologies that many in their communities would be hard pressed to find elsewhere.  Libraries help to ensure the American dream and promote democracy by providing service to all regardless of race, ethnicity, creed, age, ability, sexual orientation, gender identity or socio-economic status.

Whether through offering e-books, Virtual Reality, 3D Printing, materials for English-language learners, programs for job seekers or offering a safe haven in times of crisis, librarians listen to the community they serve, and they respond.

 “The library has always been a place of unlimited possibilities,” said Mary Leal. “Whatever your interest or need, the library and the library staff are here to provide you with the resources you need to accomplish your goals and dreams.”

The Coalinga Library will be celebrating National Library Week with family game day on April 9. bingo for all ages will be offered on April 10, April 11 will feature tote bag painting.  An Author Night will happen on April 12. All weekday events will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Join the library staff on Saturday at 1 p.m. to make slime.

The Huron Branch Library invites you to join them for a Family Bingo Night on Monday, April 9, Wii Games on Tuesday, April 10 and edible craft on April 11 from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.  Family craft will take place on April 12 and creative coloring on Saturday 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.   Events are from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. unless otherwise stated.  Everyone is welcome to all programs and library events are always free.

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.

For more information, please call the Coalinga Library at (559) 935-1676, or the Huron Branch at (559) 945-2284.  You may also check on the library’s Web site at