Connect with your Library During National Library Week

This week, the Mattapoisett Free Public Library encourages all community members to visit their library in person or online to explore and access services and programs. The Mattapoisett Free Public Library offers a wide array of programs, classes and resources that are available in person or from the comfort of home, including OverDrive, Hoopla, Kanopy and the BBC Landmark Video collection.

            April 3-9 is National Library Week, a time to highlight the essential role libraries, librarians and library workers play in transforming lives and strengthening communities. The theme for this year’s National Library Week is “Connect with Your Library,” which promotes the idea that libraries are places to get connected to technology by using broadband, computers and other resources. Libraries also offer opportunities to connect with media, programs, ideas and classes, in addition to books. Most importantly, libraries also connect communities to each other.

            Libraries of all types continue to go above and beyond to keep their communities connected by expanding resources and embracing inclusion in their programming, resources and collections. Libraries across the country 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. The Mattapoisett Free Public Library is supporting the community with services such as hotspot lending, public computer access and a Media Lab that will debut soon.

            This National Library Week, the public can show their appreciation and support for libraries by visiting their library in person or online, following them on social media and using the hashtag #NationalLibraryWeek. Join us in the meeting room on Wednesday, April 6 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm for an Open House with light refreshments served. Connect with library staff, learn about library services and programs and discover how you can get involved with the Friends of the Mattapoisett Library or the Mattapoisett Library Trust.

            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.

            For more information, visit the library’s website at

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