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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.

November 2016: We Are Thankful!

For many years, the Friends of the Lindsborg Library (FoLL) has hosted a meal in November called “We are Thankful.” The tradition continues this Saturday, November 19 as all are invited to enjoy warm chili or soup, cinnamon rolls, and other baked goodies from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the library. Cost is a free will donation that will benefit FoLL, or a canned good donation to benefit TACOL.

In preparation for this, we have new displays at the library: one highlighting ways you can continue to help build a better library and one highlighting our thanks for donors who have given to the library in 2016. The numbers are accurate to what individuals and organizations have given January 1 through November 12, and thankfulness is surely the appropriate response! Although we can often see waves throughout the year, seeing the totals is a fresh awareness of your support: 127 books for adults, 105 DVDs, 103 books for children, 24 audiobooks, 14 books for young adults, and 14 cake pans! Thank you!

However, a post on thankfulness cannot stop without mentioning another very valuable donation made: donations of time.lego-volunteers

The picture above is a sneak peak behind the scenes of one of the library’s most popular programs. LEGO™ Club currently meets twice monthly with an average of 25 children, Kindergarten through sixth grade. We read a book, we build, we display our creations.

Then it all needs to be taken apart again for the next round of creative building.

We have two volunteers who faithfully donate their time each Wednesday before LEGO™ Club meets to take apart buildings and reset our tubs of bricks. Though it varies depending on how complicated the building designs were for the previous challenge, they usually donate more or less an hour of their time before each program in order to make LEGO™ Club possible.

They are not the only library volunteers. Others shelve books, create displays, provide program event support, inventory collections, and more. Our library would not be nearly as nice if not for the many donations of time we receive.

Thank you.