PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Monday is the first day of National Library Week.
Siobhan Reardon, president and director of the Free Library of Philadelphia, says National Library Week is an opportunity to explain to those who haven’t been to the library in a while all that they have to offer.
“The goal is to raise awareness around your public library and for us, it’s about understanding the assets that belong to the public and how you take advantage of it all,” Reardon said.
Reardon says it’s not just books that they offer.
“If you’re a student you’re going to take advantage of the after school programs. If you’re an adult you’re going to come in and take advantage of our author series or borrowing a book or our classes up in our culinary literacy center,” she said.
And for those who prefer to read music over words, the library even has an instrument lending department.