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National Library Week is April 19-25, 2020!

April 19th, 2020 · No Comments · Books, City Library, E-Books, Events, Main Branch, National Library Week, West Branch

From the Library of Alexandria to the Library of Congress and beyond, libraries have a long history of being keepers of knowledge. What was once a privilege of scholars and the wealthy elite, libraries can now be accessed by everybody. While libraries are very different from what they were 2,000 years ago – so are our patrons and their needs! Gone are the days of the silent library and chained books. Libraries are active! Here at the Manchester City Library we host community meetings, programs, tutoring sessions and so much more! We also lend out more than just books. Did you know you can borrow a telescope?!

The theme for this year’s National Library Week is “Find Your Place at the Library”. Though libraries are closed during this pandemic, librarians are still actively working on programming and displays for our patrons. We are eagerly awaiting the day we can again welcome our community to the library. Until then, please take advantage of our many digital services, follow and interact with us on social media, and, of course, stay healthy!

Tell us what you are reading, take a shelfie, or tell us what you love about the library.


To celebrate National Library Week, we put together a display of books about or involved with libraries, librarians, and bookshops. While you may not be able to physically check out books on our display, several are available in digital formats including:

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