The McPherson Public Library will celebrate National Library Week from April 13 through April 18 with the theme “Behind Every Great Community is a Great Library”. The library has planned many special events during the week.
A long-standing tradition continues on Wednesday, April 15, which is Cookie Day. The public is encouraged to stop by the library meeting room from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. that day and enjoy coffee and cookies.
Thursday is National Teen Literature Day, and the winners of the library’s Teen Poetry Contest will be announced that day and their poems made available for reading.
Also during National Library Week, the library will announce the winners of their annual bookmark contest. Over the past few weeks, children, teens, and adults have been creating original artwork for bookmarks and submitting them to the library. There will be one winner for each level.
On Friday and Saturday, the library is holding a book sale. A wide variety of both adult fiction and non-fiction will be available for purchase, as well as many children’s picture books. Some of the books have been withdrawn from the library collection, and others are donations that could not be added to the collection. The cost is $1 for each hardcover book and 50 cents for each softcover book. All revenue from the sale will go toward the purchase of new library materials.
During the entire month of April, as well as in May, visitors can enjoy a new exhibit in the library meeting room. “Maple & Marlin: Images of Our Public Libraries”, is a selection of photographs from the library collection which tell the story of the three public library buildings which have been constructed on the current site.
For more information about National Library Week events, stop by the library, call them at 245-2570, or email them at [email protected] 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.