Wednesday, April 4, 2012

National Library Week April 8 - 14, 2012

During the second week of April, schools, campuses and communities across the country celebrate National Library Week, a time to remind the public about the contributions libraries, librarians and library workers make to their communities every day.

Libraries have historically served as our nation’s great equalizers of knowledge, providing free access to information for all people. Libraries help level the playing field by making both print and digital information affordable, available and accessible to all people. This includes job seeking resources, materials in a variety of print and electronic formats, cultural heritage and genealogical collections, English as second language and citizenship classes and many other resourceful and creative programs.

Today diversity applies to more than different races and ethnicities, but varying physical disabilities, sexual orientations, ages, languages and social classes. Libraries and librarians throughout the country are working to design their collections and services to meet the diverse needs and interests of their communities.

Here are just a few of the things you can do this week at the Caldwell Public Library:

For All:

Food for Fines - Bring in a non-perishable food item (canned or boxed) for the Caldwell Food Pantry and we'll waive your fines. Please bring in one item per overdue book, and check the expiration dates! No expired food will be accepted. Food for Fines will be accepted from April 9 - 14.

For Children:

Tuesday, April 10: American Girl Party, 2PM in the Children's Room. Call for reservations 973-226-1636

Wednesday, April 11: Lego Club, 6:45PM, in the Children's Room.

Thursday, April 12: The Muppet Movie Matinee, 2:00PM, in the Children's Room.

Friday, April 13: Drop-in Craft. Don't let Friday the 13th get you down! Drop in between 10 and 4 and make one of our lucky crafts.

Saturday, April 14: Join Miss Nicole for a great Springtime Craft! 10:00 am - 11:30 am.

For Adults:

Wednesday, April 11: Memoir Writing After a Loss, 6:30PM. Meet the Authors Arlene McCarren and Nancy Taiani, who have each written memoirs following painful losses and have found the writing process itself to be healing. Join them as they read excerpts from their books and discuss their writing.

Art Displays:

During the month of April we'll be highlighting some great artwork! Colonial Dioramas by the Students of Lincoln School are on display in our display cases, and on our walls is the Art of Donna Ellis.

National Library Week is the perfect time to remember that the place you, your family and everyone you know belong is @ your library. We hope you'll visit the Caldwell Public Library and join us as we celebrate!