April 7-13 is National Library Week. National Library Week is celebrated once a week to show and celebrate the appreciation for libraries and the roles they play within the community. The first National Library Week was celebrated in 1958 with the theme “Wake up and Read!” This year’s theme is “Libraries = Strong Communities.” You can read more about National Library Week via the American Library Association’s web page here.
So what are some ways that you can celebrate National Library Week?
- Visit your library! Stop into the Livingston Public Library, check out a book, attend a program, or use one of the many resources the library offers!
- Share your library story #MyLibraryStory. Why is the library important to you? Do you have a special library story?
- Share your support for libraries via social media with #NationalLibraryWeek or #LibrariesTransform.
This year we have a packed week of programming for all ages!
- April 7 | 2pm: Adulting 101: Declutter for Life
- April 8 | 4pm: Little Listeners Storytime for Ages 2-5
- April 8 | 7pm: Introduction to the World of Wine
- April 9 | 4:30pm: Let’s Cook Grades 4-5
- April 9 | 7pm: How We See Ourselves in What We Read
- April 10 | 10:15am: Tiny Toddlers Ages 12-23 Months
- April 10 | 11am: Jewelry Making with Acrylic Paint
- April 10 | 4pm: Art Class Grades 1-3
- April 10 | 7pm: Qigong 4 Energy Gates
- April 11 | 11am: Feminist Fare Book Club
- April 11 | 10:15am: Baby Open Play Newborn – 23 Months
- April 11 | 4pm: Video Game Design with Scratch
- April 12 | 12:45pm: Let’s Talk About Books
- April 13 | 9:15am: Sensory Storytime (NEW PROGRAM!)
- April 13 | 2pm: Saturdays at the Movies
For more information about any of our programs, check out our calendar. We look forward to seeing you in the library everyday, but especially during this week!
-Jessica Bielen, Adult Services Librarian