Director’s Blog: APRIL 2022

Greetings,

Now is the time to renew your love of libraries, and a time to celebrate and promote books, learning and reading.  The reason for that statement is that National Library Week is April 3rd through April 9th.

Please keep in mind that you do not have to dress up to take part in library festivities that week.  You are just invited, as always, to join us in observing that very important week. 

Public libraries are among the few things that remain free.  You can choose to get a library card, which can open so many doors of opportunity; or you can just come inside, sit and browse and read magazines and newspapers; or attend free programs and events; use computers; make copies; meet and interact with neighbors and friends; chat with staff.  We welcome you in person and online.

We really would like to see you again soon because, when you don’t stop by, we miss the sharing of ideas and book recommendations.

Perhaps during spring break, you can make the library a destination place.  Checkout some books, music, movies; come find out about new things that are available for you and your family. Programs have resumed in the interior spaces; and, as weather permits, outdoor programs will be offered. 

A recent happening at the library was The One Book, One Read Event that was held virtually on Sunday, March 27th and we thank all of you who participated.  There were well over 600 participants.  Isabel Wilkerson, Pulitzer Prize winner and N.Y. Times Bestselling author, discussed her book, Caste, The Origins of Our Discontents. It was a very good moment of sharing and communicating between people of all ages and walks of life.

Stay tuned because, the Library’s Children’s Book Festival is coming  in May as a lead into the annual Summer Reading Program which starts June 1st and ends on August 1st

There are lots of things ahead. Library staff are working hard to create experiences to be enjoyed, shared and talked about for years to come.  In keeping with the long-standing tradition of public libraries, you have an open-ended invitation to come visit.  See you soon. 

  

-Gayle

 

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