New Castle-Henry County Public Library encourages all community members to explore and access virtual services and programs during National Library Week, April 4-10. The library offers a wide array of online resources available at nchcpl.org, including ebooks, online magazines, video streaming, information resources, and audiobooks. 

April 4-10, 2021 is National Library Week, 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,” designed to promote 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.

The New Castle-Henry County Public Library offers many online services for the community to use. Patrons can access e-books and audiobooks free using Libby or Hoopla. They can also view movies and documentaries by using Kanopy. Other resources include auto repair information, free legal form downloads, genealogical databases and more.

“During these challenging times, our library staff has been going above and beyond to adapt to constantly changing circumstances,” noted Winnie Logan, New Castle-Henry County Public Library Director. “By expanding our resources and thinking innovatively, our team has worked together to continue meeting the needs of our patrons.”

This National Library Week, the public can show their appreciation and support for libraries by attending a virtual library event, following New Castle-Henry County Public Library on social media, and using the hashtag #NationalLibraryWeek. The Friends of the Library are also selling yard signs that read, “We Love Our Library.” Signs can be purchased for $10 at the main circulation desk of the New Castle-Henry County Public Library.

First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association and libraries of all types across the country each April. For more information about the services and programs offered at New Castle-Henry County Public Library, visit nchcpl.org or follow “nchcpl” on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.