For Immediate Release
Library Executive Director:
Tom Sloan
912-652-3601
sloant@liveoakpl.org

Communications Coordinator:
Sarah Collier
912-652-3665 O
912-429-5665 C
colliers@liveoakpl.org
Savannah, GA, April 3, 2019 - Live Oak Public Libraries announces National Library Week April 7-13, 2019. This year's theme of "Libraries = Strong Communities" highlights public libraries as valuable community assets. Libraries are central to connecting our communities to vital resources, programs, services, and knowledge.

Live Oak Public Libraries patrons are highly engaged, with more than 1.2 million items borrowed annually, 450,000 computer/online sessions conducted, and 100,000 attendances at library-sponsored programs. The library system hosts more than 1 million visits a year and has more than 100,000 active library card holders.

Libraries also offer greater access to technology through online resources. From ebooks and eaudio to on-demand digital media services for streaming video, many library services are available 24/7 on all types of mobile devices.

Live Oak Public Libraries serves Chatham, Effingham, and Liberty Counties and each County Board of Commissioners recently issued a Proclamation for National Library Week in recognition of, "... the essential contributions our libraries provide in promoting reading, lifelong learning, and civic engagement..."

In celebration of National Library Week, Live Oak Public Libraries invites the community to visit their local library to participate in a variety of programs and activities throughout the month. More information is available at www.liveoakpl.org.
Chatham County Board of Commissioners issued a Proclamation for National Library Week at a meeting on March 22, 2019.

Pictured:
Chatham County Commissioner Tabitha Odell, District 5; Bea Saba, Live Oak Public Libraries Director of Central Library Services; Chatham County Commissioner James “Jay” Jones, District 6
Live Oak Public Libraries
Live Oak Public Libraries is a system of 16 libraries and one bookmobile providing programs and services in Chatham, Effingham, & Liberty Counties. Our mission is to provide excellent, responsive service to enrich people’s lives, support lifelong learning and build and enhance our communities. In 2018, Live Oak Public Libraries provided services valued at more than $34 million, hosted more than 1.2 million patron visits, and were open to the public 37,000 hours.

National Library Week
National Library Week is an initiative of the American Library Association and is an annual celebration highlighting the valuable role libraries, librarians, and library workers play in transforming lives and strengthening our communities.