Celebrate National Library Week April 3-9 by connecting with your local public library and participating in a job fair
FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 23, 2022) — To celebrate National Library Week from April 3-9, the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives (KDLA) is partnering with the Lexington Public Library to offer a statewide job fair for Kentuckians in approximately 25 counties. In addition, public libraries across the state will recognize the contributions of public libraries by encouraging Kentuckians to visit their libraries in person or online to explore and use services and programs.
“We are celebrating public libraries across Kentucky because they are making a difference in people’s lives in so many ways with so many free resources. During the pandemic, libraries went above and beyond their normal services to keep their communities connected and provide important services. They are continually expanding access to technology and resources and embracing inclusion in their programming, resources and collections to meet the needs of all Kentuckians,” said Gov. Andy Beshear.
“KDLA is pleased to partner with the Lexington Public Library on a statewide job fair during National Library Week. The 2022 theme for National Library Week is Connect with Your Library, and the statewide job fair is an excellent way for participating libraries to provide a valuable service while increasing connections in the local community,” said Terry Manuel, commissioner of KDLA, state librarian and archivist and records administrator for Kentucky.
Public libraries are a free community resource where people can connect with technology by using broadband, computers, as well as media, programs, classes and books in person or online. In addition, public libraries connect job seekers to career opportunities and resources and are an important component of the state’s broader workforce eco-system. Kentuckians can access job preparation databases and other career development materials, GED classes and testing sites, and get assistance with online job applications and resume preparation at their local library.
The following libraries are participating in the statewide job fair event during National Library Week. Everyone is welcome to attend the job fair regardless of county residency. Local libraries may be added to the list. For a up-to-date list, visit the KDLA website.
Bath County Memorial Library
Bell County Public Library District
Boyd County Public Library
Bracken County Public Library
Crittenden County Public Library
Greenup County Public Library
Fleming County Public Library
Jackson County Public Library
Johnson County Public Library
Lewis County Public Library
Lexington Public Library
Lincoln County Public Library
Louisville Free Public Library (teen focus)
McCracken County Public Library
Metcalfe County Public Library
Montgomery County Public Library
Ohio County Public Library
Pendleton County Public Library
Robertson County Public Library
Rockcastle County Public Library
Rowan County Public Library
Scott County Public Library
Spencer County Public Library
William B. Harlan Memorial Library
This National Library Week, the public can show their appreciation and support for libraries by visiting their public library in person or online, following them on social media and using the hashtag #NationalLibraryWeek.
For more information about Kentucky’s public libraries, visit the Kentucky Public Library Directory online.
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.