Celebrate National Library Week April 13-19

Posted Mar 31st, 2014 by Rhonda Sewell  Category: Community Interest


First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance presented by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support.

The Toledo-Lucas County Public Library is proud to celebrate National Library Week 2014 from April 13-19 with festivities and programs for all ages. Most library locations will offer family-oriented programs to celebrate the week. *Please log on to and search for fun National Library Week activities and programs throughout the system.

Fun Highlights:
Romeo & Juliet
Experience Shakespeare in a whole new way! A theater workshop for kids and teens follows the play.
Main Library, Sunday April 13 – 2-4 p.m.

Celebrate National Library Week
Contests for teens, activities for children, FUN for the whole family!
Locke, Monday April 14: 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Birmingham, April 14-18: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Candy Contest
Hey kids guess the amount of candy in the container & you win it all.
Maumee April 1-30: during Library hours

Holland Library Café
Help us to celebrate Holland Library’s 30th Anniversary! During National Library Week we’ll transform our meeting room into a Library Café. Drop in anytime on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. and enjoy a free cup of coffee, tea, or juice and anniversary cake. Visit with friends, play a game, make a bookmark, do a jigsaw puzzle, and shop for books at our Friends of the Library Book Sale.
Holland, April 15: 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Joyce Davis Presents “Queen Midas
and the Golden Touch”
Puppeteer Joyce Davis will perform her original show “Queen Midas and the Golden Touch.” Once upon a time there lived a selfish queen who loved gold, counted it daily and thought about it all the time. She wished to be the richest one in the land. When an elf appeared and granted her one wish, she foolishly desired that everything she touched turn to gold. Will she live happily ever after?
Sylvania, Monday, April 14: 6-7 p.m.
Heatherdowns, Tuesday, April 15: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Maumee, Wednesday, April 16: 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Kent, Thursday, April 17: 3-4 p.m.
Holland, Saturday, April 19: 2-3 p.m.

Lives Change @ Your Library
Celebrate National Library Week and how the Reynolds Corners Branch changes lives! We invite you to attend our Open House and sample an array of delicious food.
Reynolds Corners
Monday, April 14: 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Deweypalooza Scavenger Hunt
Come in any time this week and see if you can follow the clues through the shelves using only your wits and the Dewey Decimal System. Make it all the way to the end and earn a prize.
Washington, April 14-19: during Library hours

Six-Word Memoir Contest
Can you describe your life in six words? Pick up an entry form and see examples of mini-memoirs on the Teen window. One winner will be chosen for a special prize!
Sylvania, April 13-19: during Library hours

Teen Take-It-Make-It Craft
Celebrate National Library Week by stopping at the Branch anytime during Library hours to pick up a mystery craft that you can take and make at home.
Maumee, April 14-19: during Library hours

Family Storytime
Celebrate National Library Week with this special family storytime with an optional craft time afterwards.
Maumee, April 15: 10:30-11:30 a.m., 7-8 p.m.
April 18: 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Puppet Extravaganza
Come to the library and celebrate National Library Week with a puppet show! See our librarians put on a fantastic show with some of your favorite puppet pals. Be prepared to laugh and have fun!
Waterville, April 15: 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Patron Appreciation Day
We appreciate our community and want to show it with a Patron Appreciation Day! Visit the library for a delicious treat and take a closer look at our branch.
Birmingham, April 15: Noon-6 p.m.
Point Place, April 15: 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
Maumee, April 17: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Saturday Morning Storytime Club:
Reading Makes You Feel Good
The Club is getting ready to celebrate National Library Week. It will be a fun celebration of libraries, reading and books.
Join us for stories, games, crafts and a puppet show!
Children’s Library, April 12: 11 a.m.-Noon

Vote for Your Favorite Book Character
Help us celebrate National Library Week by stopping in and voting for your favorite book character. Be sure to enter your name into our book raffle after casting your vote.
Oregon, April 14-18: during Library hours

The Wizard of Oz @ Your Library
The Stevens Puppets are known across the United States and have, in fact, been called a “national treasure.” Don’t miss this opportunity to see them perform the classic story of Dorothy and her quest for home!
Toledo Heights, April 15: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Visit our Facebook page from April 13-19 to share a photo of someone you caught reading!

For more information, please visit or call 419.259.5200.

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