Whitesburg KY

Amnesty, stories mark National Library Week

The Letcher County Public Libraries will celebrating National Library Week, April 10-16, by observing Amnesty Month at all the libraries during the month of April. All penalties for overdue or lost books and library materials will be waived.

Library patrons are also urged to register and renew their library cards. Those registering for a new card will receive a book, a pencil and a key chain, and will be entered in a drawing for a $25 Walmart card.

On April 25 and 27, the library will partner with Story Corp to record stories and conversations of patrons to be aired over National Public Radio. The event will be recorded on CD and will be archived at the Library of Congress. Anyone interested in participating in this program should reserve a place as soon as possible because space is very limited.

“ Every day, libraries across the country are helping people create their own unique stories,” says Library Director Lina Tidal. “Whether it is by opening a book and exploring distant lands, or by learning how to use new technologies to find a job, people at our library are creating new stories for themselves.”

Since 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association and libraries across the country each April.

For more information, visit the Harry M. Caudill Memorial Library at 220 Main St. in Whitesburg, 633-7547; Blackey Public Library, Main St., Blackey, 633-4013; Jenkins Public Library, Main St., Jenkins, 832-4101; or Lillian Webb Memorial Library, Main St., Neon, 855-7913.

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