First Regional Library to celebrate National Library Week

First Regional Library encourages all community members to visit their local library during National Library Week, April 23-29, to explore all the things these libraries have to offer.

Most people know about the wealth of stories available at the library, from picture books and large print, to audio books and eBooks. But there’s so much more to the story of libraries. 

Libraries are welcoming spaces that bring communities together for entertainment, education, and connection through book clubs, story times, movie nights, crafting classes, lectures, and more. First Regional Library offers a wide array of programs, classes, and resources, including the Libby and Hoopla platforms for eBooks and audio books, HeritageQuest genealogy, Transparent Language, Learn-a-Test, and more.

And libraries play a critical role in the economic vitality of communities by providing internet and technology access, literacy skills, and support for job seekers, small businesses, and entrepreneurs.

If you haven’t checked out your local library lately, you’re missing the full story. Stop by for a visit to celebrate with them during National Library Week, April 23-29. There will be activities for all ages all week. Follow First Regional Library on Facebook and Instagram, and the hashtag #National Library Week to join the online celebration all across the country. 

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.

First Regional Library has fourteen branches and serves the counties of DeSoto, Lafayette, Panola, Tate, and Tunica in Northwest Mississippi. 
For more information about the library’s National Library Week activities, visit

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