It’s National Library Week, and the Tuscaloosa Public Library is celebrating

By WVUA 23 News Reporter Valarie Bracken

Libraries are important places for the community, so it’s no surprise that the Tuscaloosa Public Library is pulling out all the stops for National Library Week.

This year, the week falls April 3 through April 9, and TPL celebrated with daily spirit week festivities.

TPL Circulation Manager Jennifer Estes said libraries are often misunderstood.

“The most important thing is educating people on what libraries are,” Estes said. “They are about books, but they are also about connections. That is the theme this year, connecting with your local library. These days, technology is a big part of that.”

The goal this week is getting residents interested in the library, she said, and there’s a lot more in store for patrons this summer.

For the first time since the pandemic began in 2020, the library’s Summer Read Program is returning to in-person events.

Signups begin in May, and the program begins June 6.

You can check out everything TPL has to offer right here.

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