2019 nlw logo 400wApril 7-13, 2019:  Libraries = Strong Communites

First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. All types of libraries - school, public, academic and special - participate.

This year's theme is Libraries = Strong Communities.  Whether learning to read, prepping for entrance exams, getting help in a job search, mastering a computer skill, or something else, the Library has the free resources and knowledgeable staff available to you, your family, and the community to help tie us together and make us stronger.

Celebrate the Library this week with:

We'll also finish off the week by hosting our: 

3rd Annual Edible Book Festival

Thanks to everyone who participated in this year's event!  All of the entries looked great and tasted delicious! 

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And here are the winners from our four categories:

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Saturday, April 13 • Voting at 3:00 p.m. • Eating at 3:30 p.m.

edible book contest1 400wMake and bring cake, cookies, or anything else edible that represents a book, cover, or character, or is a clever take on a book title. See the photo to the right, or do an internet search for "edible books" for more examples.

We’ll vote for winners in four categories:

  • Kids
  • Teen
  • Family
  • Adult

Then we’ll eat it all! (no entry required for voting & eating) Bring entries starting at 2:00 p.m. the day of, and the related book, if possible.


Here are some entries from 2018:

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