Welcome To Your Library

April and libraries go hand-in-hand. April for libraries means the annual National Library Week celebration. This year’s theme, “Welcome to Your Library,” promotes the idea that libraries extend far beyond the four walls of a building and that everyone is welcome to use their services.

Libraries are the cornerstones of our democracy, promoting the free exchange of information and ideas for all. Libraries are accessible and inclusive places that foster a sense of belonging and community through learning, discovery, and exploration.

During these challenging times, libraries of all types have been going above and beyond to adapt to our changing world by expanding their resources and continuing to meet the needs of their patrons. Libraries are making a difference in people’s lives by providing electronic learning resources like online homework help and Wi-Fi access for students and workers who may lack internet access at home.

Whether people visit in person or virtually, libraries offer everyone opportunities to explore new worlds and become their best selves through access to technology, multimedia content, and educational programs. This National Library Week, join our libraries and librarians by celebrating the place where we all belong. With six branch libraries and two roaming bookmobiles, there’s bound to be a library near you! Or, show your appreciation and support for your St. Johns County libraries by visiting our website and following SJCPLS on social media, using the hashtag #NationalLibraryWeek.


Debra Rhodes Gibson

Library System Director, St. Johns County Public Library System