The Williams County Public Library with locations in Bryan, Edgerton, Edon, Pioneer, Stryker, and West Unity joins libraries in schools, campuses and communities nationwide in celebrating National Library Week, a time to highlight the value of libraries, librarians and library workers. “Lives Change @ your library” is this year’s theme for National Library Week, April 13 through April 19, 2014. To celebrate National Library Week, all locations of WCPL will have an amnesty period from April 14 to April 18 when fines will be forgiven on overdue books. There will also be some freebies given away at all locations.
The Main Library in Bryan is celebrating National Library Week by holding two gift basket drawings, one for adults and one for children. There will also be a book signing on Tuesday, April 15th from 6:00-7:00 pm in Bookends Used Bookstore, featuring author Megan Spengler, who is promoting her novel “Revenge at Camp Tepeki.” The Children’s Department will have “Hooray for Libraries” as their theme for story hours that week. Storytime will be held on Tuesday at 11:00 am and at 6:30 pm. “ “Baby Caterpillars,” a story time for babies from newborn to 24 months of age, will be held on Wednesday at 10:15 am. Also on Wednesday, “Let’s Move!” held at 11:00 is an entertaining program for preschoolers that includes fun activities while moving to music.
Edgerton Library will continue their regular story hours during National Library Week. This will include “Clifford’s Cubs” on Monday from 6:00 to 6:45 pm which is a story time for children ages 3 to kindergarten. “Arthur’s Pups” is a reading club for children in grades 1 and 2 which will be held on Tuesday from 3:15 to 4:15 pm. “Kids from the Black Lagoon” is a reading club for children in grades 3 and 4 and will be held on Thursday from 3:15 to 4:15 pm. Children in all of these reading programs will enjoy stories, games, crafts, and snacks.
Edon Library will be having several contests for National Library Week along with their regular story hour schedule. There will be a turning jar, guessing jar full of jelly beans, and an open themed Lego contest. Entries for the Lego contest need to be turned in by April 11. On Friday, April 18th the hit movie Frozen will be shown at 3:00 pm in the meeting room. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. The library will also be offering a chance to sign up and win a prize basket full of goodies!
Pioneer Library will be having regular story time programs throughout the week with Tuesday Twisters running from 3:00-4:00 pm on Tuesday April, 15 for children in kindergarten through 6th grade. On Thursday, April 17 the Eaglets story time for toddlers and preschoolers will run from 11:00 to 11:30 am. The library will also have several drawings throughout the week for patrons of all ages.
Stryker Library will celebrate National Library Week with giveaways, drawings, and guessing jars. They will also have their usually scheduled story times: Panther Kidz on Tuesday, April 15, from 3:15 to 4:00 pm; Read to Me on Wednesday, April 16, from 3:15 to 4:00 pm; and Panther Paws on Thursday, April 17, from 11:00 to 11:30 am.
West Unity Library will be kicking off National Library Week with a “Beach Party” for kids of all ages on Monday, April 14 from 5:00-7:00 pm. Learn to hula dance and do the limbo! On Thursday, April 17th there will be “Tea Time with Downton Abbey” from 6:00-8:00 pm. Downton Abbey fans can enjoy watching episodes of the British TV show while savoring new teatime recipes. There will be special National Library Week activities in all the Tail Waggin’ Tutor, Storytime, and Afterschool Programs with prizes being awarded all week. There will also be prize giveaways and treasure boxes of prizes for both adults and children.
For more information, visit Williams County Public Library in Bryan at 107 E. High Street, call 419-636-6734, or see the library’s web site at www.mywcpl.org.