Reading is a key part of education and development for children, but it can also be a stress-relieving hobby for adults. No matter your age #NationalBookLoversDay is for anyone who enjoys the world of reading.
Jennifer Mcguire Hatfield, the librarian at the Williamson Public Library and a book lover herself, said she’d always loved books. After starting as part-time, her love for the job continued to grow into her current position as head librarian, and she now spreads this love for reading and her job by helping fellow book lovers at Williamson Public Library.
For the Kids
Williamson Public Library is the perfect resource for any local readers. For younger book lovers, the library offers a summer reading program. Each summer children visit the library on Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. for an hour of stories, activities, and crafts. This year’s summer reading theme was “A Universe of Stories” with space themes reading and crafts for the kids. They also host special events throughout the year for holidays and Dr. Seuss Day.
Everyone is Welcome
For readers of all ages, the library offers the book inner exchange program. When the library doesn’t seem to have the book you are looking for, they can request it for another library and have it for you soon afterward. The library also has a cap of 20 books that you can check out at a time, so you can check out a wide array of books that pique your interest. There is also a number of places to curl up and get comfy with a good book.
Aside from books, the library offers numerous other services. History buffs can come to use the microfilm machine to view tons of old copies of the Williamson Daily News. They also offer DVD rentals, passport services, free public computer use, and free WiFi.
Stop On By
If you’re a book lover or just looking for something to do, stop by the Williamson Public Library for #NationalBookLoversDay on August 9th. Don’t forget your first library card is free, so if you see a book you just can’t wait to read, go ahead and check it out!