This week, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College’s Libraries joined libraries in schools, campuses and communities nationwide in celebrating National Library Week, a time to highlight the value of libraries, librarians and library workers.
Libraries today are more than repositories for books and other resources. Often the heart of their communities, campuses or schools, libraries are deeply committed to the places where their patrons live, work and study. Libraries are trusted places where everyone in the community can gather to reconnect and reengage with each other to enrich and shape the community and address local issues. Many patrons expressed their appreciation for the services that the library offers and the role it plays in their success here at RCCC. One patron stated that the library “saved my academic life” while another expressed gratitude for providing a sanctuary where they go to “feel safe” from the pressures of the world and school.
RCCC’s Library celebrated National Library Week by sponsoring a drawing for a chance to win a $25 and $50 gift card! Each entrant was asked to provide a testimonial on how libraries have helped them find their way. A celebration party was held at the North and South Campus Libraries and free cake was provided. The winners of the gift cards were Christie Koval and Alfred Miller at South Campus and Jennifer Plakyda and Heather Owens on North Campus. We are grateful to our sponsors Barnes and Noble and Rodney Lippard for their assistance with the prizes.