Connect with your Cobb Library during National Library Week!
National Library Week is April 3-9: Connect with Your Cobb County Library
Cobb County Public Library (CCPL) invites all community members to celebrate National Library Week, April 3-9, 2022, by visiting library locations in person and exploring online library resources.
The 2022 National Library Week theme “Connect with Your Library” is about highlighting the essential role libraries, librarians, and library workers play in transforming lives and delivering services and programs for community impact, library officials say. This theme promotes the idea that libraries are places to get connected to technology by using broadband, computers, and other resources. Libraries also offer opportunities to connect with programs and classes, media, ideas, and books.
“We celebrate Cobb libraries for the many roles library workers and supporters embrace for connecting people and the community to each other to add immeasurable real-life value for all we serve,” said Cobb Library Director Helen Poyer.
National Library Week is an opportunity to recognize the innovative ways CCPL staff members are making a difference in people’s lives. This occurs by introducing library patrons to the library materials and electronic learning resources they need for school homework and career advancement, providing reference resources for getting through personal milestones, expanding internet access, providing Cobb Library Bookmobile visits throughout the community, and more.
Highlights of National Library Week 2022 include National Library Workers Day celebrated on Tuesday. National Library Outreach Day is on Wednesday. Take Action for Libraries Day, a day to rally advocates to support libraries – public, school, academic and special – is Thursday.
Several events are on the Cobb library calendar throughout National Library Week, which coincides with Spring Break Week for the Cobb County and Marietta City school districts on April 4-8.
Among the upcoming CCPL events are:
Sibley Storytime for ages 2 and up at 10:30 am Monday at Sibley Library, 1539 South Cobb Drive, Marietta 30060. 770-528-2520
Join the 2022 City Nature Challenge, an international bioblitz helping document local flora and fauna with a friendly competition to see which city can gather the most data April 29-May 2. Cobb County Water System is hosting a live broadcast at 2 pm Monday about the annual four-day event online and at the Switzer, North Cobb, and Powder Springs libraries. Details at cobbcat.org.
Virtual Gaming Club for Teens, hosted by South Cobb Regional Library, meets online only at 4:30 pm Monday. 678-398-5828
Family Fun Night: Outdoor Concert is 6:30 pm Monday at North Cobb Regional Library, 3535 Old 41 Highway, Kennesaw 30144. 770-801-5320
Make a Kite! drop-in program for kids of all ages 3 pm to 4:30 pm Tuesday at West Cobb Regional Library, 1750 Dennis Kemp Lane, Kennesaw 30152. 770-528-4699
Craft Club for Adults with Disabilities will create pinecone birdfeeders starting at 11 am Tuesday at Powder Springs Library, 4181 Atlanta Street, Powder Springs 30127. Register by calling 770-439-3600 or by visiting the library.
All About Trees presented by Keep Cobb Beautiful for ages 10-17 is 4:30 pm Tuesday at East Cobb Library. Register at cobbcat.org. 770-509-2730
Drive-Through Food Pantry presented in partnership with Atlanta Community Food Bank is 11 am to 2 pm Wednesday at South Cobb Regional Library, 805 Clay Road, Mableton 30126. 678-398-5828
The Georgia Room presents the Getting Ready for the 1950 Census Workshop, 1 pm to 2 pm Wednesday at Switzer Library, 266 Roswell Street, Marietta 30060. 770-528-2320.
Spring Break Adventure at Kennesaw Mountain with Switzer Librarians is at 10:30 am on both Tuesday and Thursday at Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, 900 Kennesaw Mountain Drive, Kennesaw 30152. Free outdoor program, weather permitting. Parking is $5. 770-615-1802
East Cobb Craft Club meets the first Thursday of the month from 2 pm to 3 pm. at East Cobb Library, 4880 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta 30068. Participants are encouraged to bring projects they are working on or try something new. New members welcome. 770-509-2730
Sidewalk Science, a monthly pop-up program, meets at 11 am Saturday, April 9 at South Cobb Regional Library. The event features JJ’s Playhouse Children’s Museum and Gym for educational and fun science activities. Register at cobbcat.org. 678-398-5828
Teen/Young Adult Job Fair 2022 for ages 16 to 22 is Saturday, April 9 from noon to 3 pm at Switzer Library in downtown Marietta and on April 23 at North Cobb Regional Library, also from noon to 3 pm. Details at cobbcat.org.
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. Actress, comedian, and legendary Saturday Night Live cast member Molly Shannon is the honorary chair of National Library Week 2022.
For information on programs and resources offered by Cobb libraries, visit www.cobbcat.org.