National Library Week is April 5 to 10!

by Shellie Lister, Public Relations Librarian

The St. Tammany Parish Library will join libraries across the country to celebrate National Library Week Monday, April 5, through Saturday, April 10!

The library will offer Food for Fines from Monday, April 5, through Saturday, April 17. Each non-perishable food item donated will reduce library fines by $1. Although the library is not currently charging overdue fees, Food for Fines can be used for old charges. All donated food items will be donated to our Northshore Food Bank in Covington, the Samaritan Center Food Bank in Mandeville and the First Baptist Church of Slidell Food Pantry.

National Library Week is a time to highlight the essential role libraries, librarians and library workers play in transforming lives and strengthening communities. The theme for this year’s National Library Week is “Welcome to your library,” which promotes the idea that libraries extend far beyond the four walls of a building and that everyone is welcome to use their services. Whether people visit virtually or in person, libraries are accessible and inclusive places that foster a sense of belonging and community through learning, discovery and exploration.

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