"Service to the community has always been the focus of the library," said library director John Martin. "While this aspect has never changed, libraries have grown and evolved in how they provide for the needs of every member of their community."
Martin said today's libraries provide a wide range of opportunities for people with diverse needs and interests.
"That means providing their communities with tailor made collections and services for people of diverse backgrounds, language abilities and technological skills,” he said.
The library is celebrating National Library Week by the following list of programs:
Sunday Afternoon Concert
Cellist Pablo Mahave-Veglia
Sunday, April 14, 2 p.m.
Prime Time Family Reading Time
Monday, April 15, 6-8 p.m.
Registration required by April 10.
Bus Trip to the Library of Michigan
Wednesday, April 17, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Business Growth Strategies: Driving Demand for your Second-Stage Business
Wednesday, April 17, noon to 1:30 p.m.
Michigan Author/Canoeist Doc Fletcher
Thursday, April 18, 7-8:30 p.m.
First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association and libraries across the country.
Loutit library is located at 407 Columbus Ave. in Grand Haven.