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The Library and Woman's Day ask: What makes the Library important to you?

 As the economy continues its slump, libraries nationwide continue to play an important role in their communities. People are turning to them for entertainment, skill building, to connect to the Internet and look for jobs.

This spring, the Springfield-Greene County Library District, the American Library Association and Woman’s Day magazine want to hear your thoughts on how the library enriches your life. What makes it special to your community?  

From now until May 9, women ages 18 and over can submit their story in 700 words or less to womansday@ala.org. Up to four stories will be featured in the March 2011 issue of Woman’s Day or on womansday.com. Official rules are on the Woman’s Day Web site at womansday.com/ala.

 “People of all ages and backgrounds come to the library to work on resumes, learn computer skills, attend Ready to Read programs with their children, get homework help, check out books, movies or games, or just spend time together.  With so many resources for everyone, the library truly enriches the community,” said Kathleen O’Dell, the district’s community relations director.

For information on free resources, computer training and events at the 10 branches of the Springfield-Greene County Libraries, visit thelibrary.org.

This initiative was developed by Woman’s Day magazine and the Campaign for America’s Libraries, the American Library Association's public awareness campaign that   promotes the value of libraries and librarians.


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