Celebrate National Library Week


National Library Week spans April 4 through April 10, and Franklin Memorial Library has planned some fun activities for the community. Stop by the library to pick up a free commemorative button. If you have extra time, you can design your own button. Check out the library's Face book page for fun daily challenges. 

TAB (Teenage Advisory Board) will be starting back up next week. The program provides young adults age 13-19 volunteer hours to guide the library towards books and programs that will interest them. The Junior TAB program is open to children who are heading into middle school in the fall. An informational meeting will take place Thursday, April 8, at 4 p.m. in the Smith Room.

ALA (American Library Association) is also sponsoring some fun next week.  Tuesday, April 6, 2021, is National Library Workers Day (NLWD), a time to recognize library professionals for their expertise and leadership skills in transforming lives and communities through education and lifelong learning. To show appreciation for library workers and the work they do throughout the year, library users are invited to “Submit a Star” by providing a testimonial about a favorite library employee at ala-apa.org/nlwd. 

Participate in the #MyLibraryIs promotion on social media - Share what you love about the services available at your library. Post to Instagram, Twitter, or on the I Love Libraries Facebook page, about an e-book, audiobook, virtual storytime or how your library has made a difference while you've been social distancing at home. Use the hashtag #MyLibraryIs. ALA will gather all the entries, and one randomly selected winner will receive a $100 Visa gift card.  The promotion starts Sunday, April 4 at noon CT and ends on Saturday, April 10 at noon CT. Don’t forget to tag your library!

At the end of the week, head over to Harmon Park for a free Guitar Recital. Music will start at 11a.m. on Saturday, April 10, and there will be free popcorn while supplies last. The library's Guitar Ensemble will perform some of the songs they have been working on, made possible by the Mill Creek Foundation. Please call or visit the library for more information on National Library Wee


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