It's National Library Week - time to celebrate the community center, information hub, and entertainment mecca that is your local public library. And if you can score some goodies when you visit, so much the better.
We're here to help with that last bit this week. (The rest of the stuff we strive to do year round.) We love to have an excuse to have treats available for our visitors, and a contest or two to up the fun factor, and we'll even throw in a program or concert for good measure. Check out our events calendar
and I think you will agree we've got it covered.
We have a number of "first time we're trying this" events between now and the end of the month. One is World Book Night, an international event held annually on Shakespeare's birthday, April 23. Volunteers will be handing out free books at various locations throughout area, all in the hope of promoting literacy. If this sounds like something you would like to be part of in future years, please let me know
. We hope to continue to be involved with this effort for a long time to come.
The other new-to-us event is celebrating Money Smart Week from April 21-27. Our friends at Green Lake Bank are putting together some information for library users, and will be sponsoring a shredding event so you can safely dispose of sensitive documents on Saturday, April 27, from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Our young friends will want to note that we now have weekly library Lego time for 5 to 8-year-olds on Thursdays after school. Parents and caregivers are welcome to build amazing things, too. And there's still time for kids up to age eleven to enter the Culvers Library Week Coloring Contest and earn a free scoop of delicious frozen custard (entry deadline is April 20).
I hope we've tempted you into stopping in soon!
Linda DeNell, Director
Caestecker Public Library