How does a public library function when it is closed to the public? This is a question that libraries around the world have been facing in the last several weeks. For years librarians have worked hard to convince people that the library exists beyond its physical walls and now our reckoning has come. Help us celebrate National Library Week next week by participating in one or more of the activities below. This year’s theme, “Find Your Place at the Library,” was selected months ago but with some clever flipping of text, the American Library Association has updated it to “Find the Library at Your Place.” For more details about any of the following, please visit warrenlibrary.com.
Week-long challenge: During the week of April 19, sign up for a library account if you don’t already have one. All patrons that sign up between April 19 and April 25 will be entered to receive a prize!
Monday April 20 - Using items around your house, recreate a book cover, post a selfie tagging the Warren Library on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter or email it to me and I’ll share it.
Tuesday, April 21, 7pm - “Any book” book club virtual meeting
Wednesday, April 22, 10am - Attend virtual storytime with Amanda!
Thursday, April 23 - Take Action for Libraries Day. Take a few minutes to think about why the library is important to you. Then put those thoughts in words, a photo, a drawing, an email, however you’d like to capture them. Share your words and art by emailing me or posting on social media with the hashtag #thankyoulibraries. In these uncertain times libraries are already feeling the constraints of budget tightening, please help us show that libraries matter.
Friday, April 24 - Harry Potter Trivia Night. Virtual trivia night via Zoom. Registration required.
As much as we try to meet the challenge of serving our public outside of our library space, it isn’t the same. We miss the chance encounters, the book reviews from patrons, and seeing your faces. When it’s safe to reopen, we’ll be waiting for you with big smiles and open arms and hearts. Stay well.