libraries are for everyone1 400wApril 9-15, 2017:  Libraries Transform

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 Transform.  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 and your family to help transform your lives.

Celebrate the Library this week with:

  • Coffee and snacks in the lobby during the week in the mornings
  • Fun library and book-related trivia and tidbits on social media
  • Mug and bag giveaways with our new logo

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


1st Annual Edible Book Festival

April 8 • Voting at 2:00 p.m. • Eating at 2:15 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 five categories:

  • Kids
  • Teen
  • Family
  • Adult

Then we’ll eat it all! (no entry required for voting & eating) Bring entries starting at 1:00 p.m. the day of, and the related book, if possible.


Here are some entries from last year:

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