Sussex county officials turn their attention to libraries for one week

More than 1.3 million books and items were checked out in 2011 from Sussex County’s libraries, and such traffic is why people are being encouraged this week to continue to their support.

According to Sussex County officials, nowadays the library is much more than a place with a collection of books to read, it’s a place where residents, businesses, workers and tourists in Sussex County can take advantage of a wide variety of programs. For an example, last year, more than 3,800 educational programs were offered to the public, catering to both the needs of adults and children.

On Tuesday, County Council, declared April 15-21 as Sussex County Library Week and over the next few days people will celebrate Sussex County’s 14 public libraries. “We want people to connect with their libraries,” said Kathy Graybeal, director the County’s Department of Libraries. “This is a good reminder of the best deal the public already pays for. We want residents to know how well their tax dollars are spent on a resource such as this.”

National Library Week was held earlier this month to raise awareness about the library system.

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