National Library Week
On April 15, the Blair County commissioners proclaimed April 4-10 as National Library Week in Blair County. The Blair County Library System joins libraries of all types in celebrating the many ways libraries build strong communities by providing critical resources, programs and expertise. Taking part in the proclamation ceremony at the Blair County Courthouse are (from left): Blair County Library System County Coordinator Katie Greenleaf Martin; County Commissioners Laura O. Burke, vice chairman; Bruce R. Erb, chairman; and Amy E. Webster, secretary; and BCLS Administrator Jennifer Knisely. National Library Week is a time to celebrate the nation’s libraries, library workers’ contributions and promote library use and support. The theme for National Library Week 2021 is “Welcome to Your Library.” During the pandemic, library workers continue to exceed their communities’ demands and adapt resources and services to meet their users’ needs during these challenging times. Whether people visit in person or virtually, libraries offer endless opportunities to transform lives through education and lifelong learning. For more information, visit the Blair County Library System’s website at blaircountylibraries.org. The Blair County Library System is made up of the Altoona, Bellwood-Antis, Claysburg, Hollidaysburg, Martinsburg, Roaring Spring, Tyrone-Snyder and Williamsburg libraries.