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2022 National Library Week

Come join us to celebrate National Library Week! This year’s theme is “Connect with Your Library,” reminding us how our Library is a place to get connected: to technology by using public access computers, printers, copiers, and free wifi; to program events for all ages including story times, LEGO Clubs, and author visits; to books, movies, audio books, cake pans, games, puzzles and more. Most importantly, our Library also helps our community members connect to each other.

To celebrate this year’s National Library Week, we will be hosting both come-and-go style activities and events at specific times including:

  • A Mega treasure hunt
    • Available April 4-9
    • Open to all ages, come seek out the 50 pictures celebrating our values to educate, enrich, explore, and enjoy library services. If you find at least 10, come pick out a scented bookmark. If you find them all, win a $1 gift certificate to the Library Used Book Store.
  • Library BINGO Sheets
    • Available throughout April
    • Customizable for all ages, complete Library themed activities to make BINGOs and earn tickets for entry into our prize drawings that will be held April 30. Prizes will include $15 gift cards to Trollslända Toy Store, Blacksmith Coffee Shop & Roastery, and The White Peacock.
  • William Allen White booklist voting
    • Available throughout April
    • Read 2 or more books from the William Allen White Master Lists & vote for your favorite! Votes by 3-8th graders received by April 14 will qualify for the official voting; our local vote is open to all ages for all of April.
  • Library Tech Talk
    • Tuesday, April at 7:00 pm
    • Join us for this repeat of our March 19th Library Tech Talk: Bring your devices and your questions to this discussion over how to make full use of the Library’s online catalog & e-Library platforms! As time permits, we will help set up and/or troubleshoot your specific account needs.
  • Volunteer Fair
    • Saturday, April 9 at 10:30 am
    • Come learn about upcoming volunteer opportunities for adults & teens! There are a variety of ways volunteers can support the Library; please join our conversation to find out which options would work for you!
  • Library Social Media Celebrations
    • Daily posts April 3-9
    • A series of “Librarians’ Favorites” recommendations will be shared on the Library’s Facebook & Instagram accounts. Join the conversation by tagging the Library & using hashtag #NationalLibraryWeek to show your appreciation and support for libraries!

First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association to celebrate the essential role libraries and librarians play in transforming lives and strengthening communities.

2018 National Libraries Week

When you think of the value you receive from your library, what comes to mind?

Do you think of all the materials that you were able to borrow instead of purchase? The books, movies, audiobooks, e-books, cake pans? Considering that new books range from $10 – $30 each depending on type (paperback, hardcover, board books, and Large Print are just a few formats available at the Library), audiobooks often start at $30, and movies can be $5 – $25 each, being able to simply borrow rather than buy definitely helps stretch your budget.

Or maybe you think of the programs – opportunities provided where you can learn new things or meet up with others who enjoy the same activities. Book clubs meet at the Library – and more are helped along by ordering multiple copies so everyone in the group can read the same title to aid the discussion. Story Times start children on an early path to enjoying books and the  time spent becomes a social event as well for parents and caregivers. Elementary aged children are challenged to grow their creativity at LEGO™ Club, and the Summer Reading Program brings a variety of opportunities to explore cooking, building, travel, art, learning, and more. All free admission, programs at the Library provide valuable service.

But maybe it’s simply the opportunity to visit the Library. To come and browse the collections, to read in one of the seating areas, to play in the playroom with your children, to use the computers or free wifi. To read the newspapers, meet up with a friend, or use the printer to make copies of documents that you need. To browse the Used Book Store for a $0.50 paperback to take on your trip or a $4 coffee table book to give as a gift. To study at one of the tables, to research your family history, or to take a proctored exam. These are all reasons to celebrate having a local library as well.

This week, April 8-14, is National Library Week and we are thinking of the ways many people in our community have used the Lindsborg Community Library in the past year. So many materials borrowed, events attended, and visits took place in 2017… and we continue to build on that as we go forward in 2018.

There are many reasons to celebrate your Local Library — what is your reason?