Librarian informs City Commission of National Library Week events, new Book Express program Monday

By Staff Reports
April 13, 2015

Steve Read from the McPherson Public Library came to the McPherson City Commission meeting Monday to get a proclamation signed for National Library Week.

While at the meeting, Read passed out information on the activities going on this week at the McPherson Public Library in celebration of National Library Week.

Wednesday, April 15th is Cookie Day. From 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., coffee and cookies will be available in the Library's meeting room.

Thursday, April 16th is National Teen Literature Day. That is when winners of the library's Teen Poetry Contest will be announced.

Friday, April 17th and Saturday, April 18th is a book sale at the library where patrons can browse a wide variety of adult fiction and nonfiction, and children's picture books.

Also, people wanting to borrow materials from the McPherson Public Library know that it entails making a visit to the library, but this month the library is starting a new service which brings the library to patrons.  Book Express is designed for people living in McPherson who are unable to visit the library due to physical, medical, or driving limitations – either temporary or permanent in nature.

Patrons who are participants in this new service receive deliveries of books, magazines, DVDs, and music CDs on three week cycles.  Library staff select the materials, and a group of volunteers deliver them to Book Express participants.

“We are more than excited to bring this service to our community!” said Ann Anderson, Book Express coordinator.  “Book Express is a unique, personalized service that we hope brings hours of pleasure to patrons who can't otherwise utilize our library.”

For more information about Book Express or the National Library Week events, stop by the library, call them at 245-2570, or email them at [email protected]