Cookies and coffee served during National Library Week.

During the week of April 14-20, Pratt Public Library joins 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, 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.

The Pratt Public Library serves Pratt by providing several weekly story hours for different ages, after-school nature programs for children, craft classes for adults, art exhibits, book signings, summer reading programs for all ages, free public internet access, free WiFi access, meeting rooms, genealogy resources, volunteer opportunities, plus books and audiobooks in many genres for all ages.

"Service to the community has always been the focus of the library," said Rochelle Westerhaus, Library Director. "While this aspect has never changed, libraries have grown and evolved in how they provide for the needs of every member of their community."

The Pratt Public Library is celebrating National Library Week with a Patron Appreciation Day on April 15. Cookies and coffee will be served all day to those visiting the library. On April 18, the library Board of Trustees, will be hosting a luncheon for all of our wonderful volunteers who spend hours each week helping with the behind-the-scene work at the library.