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  This week, Wilson Public Library joins libraries nationwide in celebrating the many ways libraries lead their communities through the transformative services, programs and expertise they offer. 
  April 9-14 is National Library Week, an annual celebration of the life-changing work of libraries, librarians and library workers. Libraries aren’t just places to borrow books or study—they’re also creative and engaging community centers where people can collaborate using new technologies and develop their skills and passions.
  Libraries of all types have long been evolving to meet the needs of the communities they serve. Diverse groups including elected officials, small business owners and students depend upon libraries and the resources they offer. Resources like e-books and technology classes, materials for English-language learners and programs for job seekers are just a few ways libraries and librarians are transforming to lead their communities. Community members can also develop their own leadership skills at the library, with endless opportunity to build skills and confidence through resources and programming.
  Fine Free Week continues through Saturday, April 14th, where any overdue item may be returned that week with no fine imposed. Also now through April 30th, the Wilson Public Library continues its community partnership with the Cozad Food Pantry for Food for Fines. Each canned food item brought in during that time frame waives $1.00 from a patron’s prior fine (not including lost or damaged items). Wilson Public Library is unable to accept expired canned food items.