April 9-15 is National Library Week, a time to highlight the changing role of libraries, librarians, and library workers. Libraries aren’t only places of quiet study, but also creative and engaging community centers where people can collaborate using new technologies.
Alameda County Library offers innovative programs and a wide array of technology that supports 21st century learning. People of all ages can learn skills in coding, podcasting, and 3-D printing. Library cardholders can borrow laptops, iPads, learning tablets, and portable Wi-Fi hotspots to build digital literacy. The Library also offers workshops for job-seekers and citizenship classes for immigrants who want to become U.S. citizens.
Libraries of all types are evolving to meet the needs of the communities they serve. Whether you want to get involved in your community, find a job, start a business, or build your digital literacy skills, your library is the key to your transformation.