New Milford Public Library has joined the Libraries Transform campaign.

Libraries Transform is a public awareness and advocacy campaign that speaks to what today’s libraries and librarians do for and with people, rather than simply what they have.

The goal of the campaign is to help libraries and librarians speak with a unified voice about the value of today’s libraries, while also raising awareness for what modern libraries are about.

“NMPL is more than a place to study and check out books,” said library director Sally Tornow.

“Whether it is internet access for families with none at home, computers for homework, research information for projects, socializing/literacy programs for preschoolers, our library is a modern community center that provides for the needs of every member of our community, no matter what age or income level. It is a place where lives are transformed every day,” she said.

A few of the many programs available at the NMPL include book discussion groups, story times for preschoolers, digital literacy instruction, writer’s club for young adults and Connecticut Crossroads, a program to record the memories of town residents.

For more information, visit www.librariestransform.org .