National Library Week Libraries are the heart of their communities. National Library Week 2010 (April 11-17) will be celebrated with the theme, "Communities thrive @ your library."

Everyday, libraries in big cities and small towns, in schools and in businesses, help transform their communities. At JMRL people of all backgrounds can come together for community meetings, lectures and programs, National Library Week and to do research with the assistance of trained professionals. Whether you're looking to make a small change in your life or a big change in the world, JMRL has the books and magazines, databases and free Internet access that can help you get it done.

Here are some Jewels of JMRL:

  • Online Catalog available 24/7 -- check for books, place them on hold, renew your books online, keep your reading history, and create your own list of books to read
  • Online Databases 24/7 access to thousands of periodicals, newspapers, and magazines
  • Internet access and computers available in all branches
  • Wireless is available at all branch libraries
  • Internet Links by Subject reliable sources of information on the Internet
  • Kids & Teens programs
  • Adult Programs: book discussions and films
  • Readers' Corner online
  • Meeting Rooms in all branch libraries -- free and open to the public
  • Notary Public in all branches
  • New Arrivals! list of new items received in the library
  • Two hours free parking when you use the downtown library (Courtesy of the Friends of the Library)