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Sussex County Library Celebrates National Library Week
Release Date: March 25, 2013

Sussex County Library Celebrates National Library Week, April 14th through 20th

Communities Matter @Your Library! is this year's theme for National Library Week. Throughout April, Sussex County Library System joins libraries around the country in celebration of the many communities we serve.

Programs at Sussex County Libraries this month will engage children, teens, and adults in library-themed events. A collage painting workshop will commemorate the Caldecott Award's 75th anniversary. Super Hero Parties for kids will incorporate this year's One Book/One-Community title, Superdog: The Heart of a Hero. Our Youth Services Librarian will give a talk for genre fans about Teen Literature for Adults. In addition, the 4th annual Touch-A-Truck program will give kids and their parents a day of unique, hands-on learning about services in their communities.

All Sussex County Library programs are listed in the Programs Calendar on the Library website.

Individuals and organizations, from communities in each of Sussex County's 24 municipalities, support and attend programs like these every month. Whether for programs, or other benefits, people with diverse interests and backgrounds, have always come together at the Library to learn, exchange ideas, and enjoy themselves.

Touch-A-Truck is an outstanding example of programs that bring communities together at Sussex County Libraries. This popular event, which drew 250 attendees through the Main Library last year, is organized by the Library System's Youth Services Department. Local groups participate by providing access to trucks. Kids come with their parents to explore the vehicles and talk to drivers about how the trucks are used. Access to trucks for this year's event has been arranged through the Sussex County Road Department, Fleet Management and the Public Safety Training Academy; the County Sherriff's Department and State Police; the Stillwater Township Rescue Squad, Newton Post Office, Hampton Township, and businesses from Newton, Franklin and Sparta.

Each branch of the Sussex County Library System regularly hosts community groups like: school classes, writers' forums, needle crafters, yoga practitioners, career seekers, AARP members, historians, artists, disabled persons peer groups, moms' clubs, vegans, scouts, social workers, musicians, anime fans, teen poets, paranormal experts, book club members, dog trainers, business networkers, Key Club members, genealogists, gamers, government representatives and more.

Whatever your community, get to know Sussex County Library this April and let us celebrate you!

Contact us with any questions about Library programs and about how to get the most out of our collections and our website .

10 Ways To Celebrate National Library Week:

  • Visit Sussex County Library  to browse for your favorite authors or pick up that new book you heard about.
  • Get a Library card and learn how to request books, music, and movies online.
  • Download ebooks and audiobooks for your favorite mobile device through DigitalLibraryNJ .
  • Add to your playlists with Freegal  music downloads.
  • Sign up for Rocket Languages  and get ready for your next international adventure...
  • Enjoy programs at the Library for children, teens, adults, and families. April Library Programs 
  • Find out about how you can use the Library's Community Rooms to bring programs to your peers and others.
  • Build marketing lists for your business using ReferenceUSA.
  • Gain that extra edge in your job search by exploring Job Accelerator  and Learning Express .
  • Contact a Friends-of-the-Library group to find out about more great ways communities and Libraries support one another.





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