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National Library Week


This week is National Library Week: a time to highlight the value of libraries, librarians, and library workers.

At Sr. Helen Sheehan Library, we’re passing the good cheer on to you — our patrons — by offering overdue amnesty all week. That’s right: from April 14-20, bring back any overdue book, no matter how late it is, and we will forgive the fines.

Food 4 Fines. $1 off fines for each nonperishable food item.

We’ll forgive $1 for every food item you bring us.

We will also be accepting Food for Fines all week. For each non-perishable food item you bring us, we’ll take $1 off your total fines. Pay back old late fees and feel good knowing your donation will help support the Capital Area Food Bank. Not sure what to donate? Check the Food Bank’s Most Wanted List for ideas. (Note: We cannot accept food donations in exchange for lost item fines or fines from other WRLC institutions.) For further information, contact the circulation desk.

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Libraries today are more than repositories for books and other resources. Often the heart of their communities, campuses or schools, libraries are deeply committed to the places where their patrons live, work and study.  Libraries are trusted places where everyone in the community can gather to reconnect and re-engage with each other to enrich and shape the community and address local issues.

Librarians work with elected officials, small business owners, students and the public at large to discover what their communities needs are and meet them.  Whether through offering e-books and technology classes, materials for English-language learners, programs for job seekers or those to support early literacy, librarians listen to the community they serve, and they respond.

The Sr. Helen Sheehan Library serves Trinity Washington University by providing an academic library collection reflecting a broad range of ideas across many fields and accessible in a variety of formats. We have a large number of textbooks on reserve and a great staff who are available to answer any questions you may have! We also work closely with the Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC) to provide students access to materials beyond those physically present in the Trinity Library.

Join us for national library week, April 14-20.

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. It includes National Library Workers Day (April 16), National Bookmobile Day (April 17), and Support Teen Literature Day (April 18). It also takes place during School Library Month and coincides with the release of the 2013 State of America’s Libraries Report (click here for the 2012 report). For more information, visit the ALA National Library Week page.

See you in the library soon!

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