Tuesday, April 5, 2011

National Library Week

Wouldn’t it be neat if there was an entire week every year dedicated to libraries? A week where we could celebrate how awesome your library is?

Well lucky for us April 10th is the beginning of National Library Week! National Library Week came about in 1957 when research started indicating that people were spending less time reading and spending more time on entertainment like the radio and television. At that time the main purpose of National Library Week was to motivate people to read so they would support the library.

Libraries have changed a bit since then trying to entice you with other wonderful resources like movies, technology, learning, storytimes, and events. It is meant as a way to make a plethora of forms of educational and entertainment resources available for the community it serves. As we are here to serve you, come on down to the library and check out some of the excellent free resources, events, and programs we have to offer you (especially during NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK!!!!).


Computer Classes:
Tuesday April 12th – Computer Basics from 1pm to 3pm
This is very simple computer operation skills.
Wednesday April 13th – Microsoft Excel Come and learn the basics of how to operate Microsoft
Excel a computer program used for bookkeeping and form creating!
Friday April15th – Computer Basics from 10 am to 12 pm

Crossword Contest
Pick up a crossword puzzle at the library reference desk. Turn it in at the reference reference desk by April 20th, for your chance to be entered in for a Elegant Farmer gift card!

Book Club
Page Turners Book Club meets Monday April 11th at 1 pm.


Family Film Night:
Monday April 11th starting at 6 pm. Bring your family for a free movie and popcorn at the library. Everyone is encourage to where their pajamas and bring blankets to cozy up while watching this movie. This one is about a magically long-haired Rapunzel who is discovered by a runaway thief!

An Evening with Mama Baer

Tuesday April 12th starting at 6:30pm. Come and enjoy wonderfully crafted and told storytime by local storyteller Mama Baer.

Paws to Read

Wednesday April 13th from 6pm to 7pm. Come read to lovable B.J. the Rottweiler. You can even pick the book!

Earth Day Contest:

We are having a contest for building a piece of artwork or sculpture out of recycled material to win a prize! You have until Saturday April 15th at 4 pm to drop off your amazing artwork!

1 comment:

Nadia said...

Most people don't come to the library unless they have an assessment that needs to be done. Introducing library week would really motivate person to actually use the library to read and also explore the other resource that they provide.