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BURNET — The Herman Brown Free Library is celebrating National Library Week on April 12-18 by asking patrons to cast their votes for their all-time favorite books.

The winners and runners-up in the children’s, teen and adult categories will be displayed at the library, 100 E. Washington St.

Created in 1958, National Library Week is an observance sponsored by the American Library Association and libraries across the country each April.

Libraries today are agents of change within their communities, transforming lives through innovative educational resources and forward-thinking programming. Libraries are doing their part to close the digital divide by providing free access to information through computers that many people would be hard-pressed to find elsewhere.

“The library is a place of unlimited possibilities,” said Betsy Engelbrecht, director of the Herman Brown Free Library. “Whatever your interest or need, the library and the library staff are here with resources to help you.”

The Herman Brown Free Library offers traditional books and audiobooks as well as eBooks and eAudio downloads. Popular services include computer and high-speed Wi-Fi access, genealogical resources, eBook and computer tutoring, DVDs, copier and fax services, TexShare databases (research at your fingertips) and adult and children’s programming.

Library hours are 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Call (512) 715-5228 or go to for more information.