Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Celebrate National Library Week April 9-15

Crowell Public Library joins libraries in schools, campuses and communities nationwide in celebrating the many ways libraries are transforming their communities every day through the services and invaluable expertise they offer.  April 9-15 is National Library Week, a time to highlight the changing role of libraries, librarians and library workers.  Libraries aren’t only a place of quiet study, but also creative and engaging community centers.  And libraries offer something unique to their communities, the expertise of individual librarians. Librarians assist patrons in using increasingly complex technology and sorting through the potentially overwhelming mass of information bombarding today’s digital society. This is especially crucial when access to reliable and trustworthy data is more important than ever.

Crowell Public Library is celebrating National Library Week with a plethora of activities for all ages.  What can be more transforming than clothing?  Adults coming to Crowell Library on Tuesday evening, April 11 at will learn about the history of costume, when librarian Alex Kosztowny from FIDM presents, Fashion: From Concept to Consumer and Beyond in the Library’s Barth Community Room at 7:00 p.m.  Adults will also have an opportunity to transform a book by entering the Crowell Library BookArt contest, which actually begins April 4, giving entrants ample time to let their creativity run wild.  Patrons of all ages will have fun in the Library’s photo booth, taking selfies and sharing them on Instagram.  The photo booth will offer a giant passport and library card prop as well as a view from a “reference desk.”  For the young and young at heart, there will be a magic show from Illusions by Allen on Saturday, April 8th at 2:00 p.m.  Allen Oshiro won First Place at the “Magic Corner Battle of the Magicians.”  All week long, if kids are caught reading a book in the library, they can earn surprise prize tickets, and they can also participate in a “Libraries Transform” Scavenger Hunt.

First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association and libraries across the country each April.  Don’t miss this week of fun and creativity at Crowell Public Library!