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National Library Week, April 10-16

2011 National Library Week poster

March 20, 2011

Spring has sprung, and with it  the National Library Week celebration @ your library.  Create Your Own Story @ Your Library is the theme for the 2011 celebration.  During National Library Week we celebrate the importance of libraries.  You won't want to miss these FREE, fun programs for you and all members of your family. 

Sunday 4/10:  Opening Celebration  @ Wausau Headquarters

  • 1:30pm, MCPL Wausau--Library Director officially pronounces National Library Week
  • 2:00pm., MCPL Wausau--Mr Steve (Lundquist) , "Master Facilitator of Fun"--fun-filled  family program of music, magic and ballooning

Monday  4/11:

  • 6:30pm, MCPL Mosinee --Family storytime and “Welcome Spring” crafts
  • All MCPL Locations—Book Sale  Book Bucks ($1.00)—courtesy of the Friends of MCPL--
    use @ library book sales (one per person--Monday only)

Tuesday  4/12:   National Library Workers Day

  • 6:30pm,  MCPL Wausau—Digital & Traditional Scrapbooking  (Monica Krueger—Creative Memories)
  • 6:00pm, MCPL Edgar—Teen Game Night—enjoy electronic and board games and refreshments
  • Staff at all locations are welcome to wear their good jeans to work today

Wednesday 4/13:

  1. 6:30pm, MCPL Wausau—Movie Night--This adult movie tells the true story of a paralyzed man who learns to communicate and dictates his memoirs with his one functioning eyelid.
  2. 6:30pm, MCPL Stratford (in Community Hall)--Organic Gardening & Saving Seeds Tony Schultz and
    Kat Becker (Stony Acres Farms)
  3. 1:00-4:00pm, MCPL Mosinee--Open House/Refreshments

Thursday  4/14:    Support Teen Literature Day

  1. 6:30pm, MCPL Wausau--Jerry Apps, award-winning Wisconsin author—Horses and Barns:  Remembering Our Rural Heritage.  Books sold and signed after presentation.  Refreshments served.
  2. 6:30pm, MCPL Wausau—“Pixels and Pages”: Teen magazine release party/reception in the Teen Zone

Saturday, 4/16:   Stories All Around

  • 10:30am, MCPL Wausau--Hmong/English- bilingual Storytime-presented by Blia Lee, Miss Hmong Wausau
  • 11:00-1:00, MCPL Wausau--“My Story”--Children will create their story (or timeline) @ the library, by
    recording their important life events--birth, first trip, moving, starting school, births, deaths in the family,   future plans (career, etc.).  Each child can be photographed and add their photo to their story.
  • 1:00pm, MCPL Wausau—Children’s Matinee—Disney animated children’s fairy tale about a beautiful woman named Belle, who ends up living in an enchanted  castle and falling in love with a tormented  beast.  Enjoy popcorn and juice with the movie. 

Week Long:

  • MCPL Hatley—Family Storytime Starter—help create the rest of the story.  Prizes awarded.
  • All MCPL Locations--$.50 cents customer appreciation coupons  (copies & fees)
  • All MCPL Locations--Free Library card replacement for lost and damaged library cards
  • All MCPL locations--Candy at all public desks and Wausau drive-thru

Month Long: 

  • All MCPL Locations—color, and return a Culver’s coloring sheet and receive a coupon for free ice cream.
  • MCPL Wausau--“A Story in Aprons” Display (Apron collection on display)

Funding for these events has been provided by the Friends of the Marathon County Public Library. {{2011-04-15}}

National Library Week Libraries Children

image credit: Provided by ALA for library publicity.