National Library Week Celebrates “Libraries Transform”

By Shannon Brake with The McPherson Public Library
April 11, 2016

During the week of April 10-16, libraries around the country, including McPherson Public Library, will celebrate National Library Week.  The week, first recognized in 1958, is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) each April.  It is a time to recognize the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support.

All types of libraries – public, school, academic and special - participate. This year, the theme is “Libraries Transform,” a reflection upon the expanding role of libraries and librarians in communities.

The McPherson Public Library has a full slate of activities planned throughout the week:

Monday, April 11- Official Proclamation.

Wednesday, April 13- Cookie Day-9:00 am-7:30 pm.

Thursday, April 14- Movie Night for Adults- 5:30 pm-8:00 pm. “The Suffragette”

Friday, April 15- Family Movie Night- 4:00 pm. “Open Season: Scared Silly”

Saturday, April 16- Volunteer Match Day 9:30 am-12:00 pm. Sign up to volunteer with your favorite non-profit organizations.  Many local organizations will be represented and refreshments will be served.

“I'm always happy to see National Library Week come around each year.  It's a great opportunity to familiarize people with the many things we do here.  Plus, Cookie Day is always great fun!” notes library director Steve Read.

Library patrons and new visitors are encouraged to attend and enjoy the week’s activities.  For additional information call the library at 245-2570 or email them atlibrary@macpl.org.  The library is open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. 


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