National Library Week is set for April 11-17, and the Letcher County Public Libraries will celebrate the week with open houses and refreshments, exhibits, prizes, programs and book sales.
All libraries will give book prizes to those who register for a free library card. April is also Amnesty Month, and all fines are waived for overdue materials. Payment for lost books and movies will also be reduced.
Among the scheduled events are:
• An open house at Lillian Webb Memorial Library in Neon on April 13 (Tuesday). The library has undergone a substantial facelift and patrons are invited to see the improvement. A quilt making demonstration is also planned on this day.
• The Harry M. Caudill Memorial Library in Whitesburg will host an open house on April 14 (Wednesday). A quilt exhibit is on display and artworks by David Lucas will be presented.
• The Jenkins Public Library will have an open house on April 15 (Thursday) and an exhibit by Jenkins artists will be on display.
• The Blackey Public Library will host its open house on April 16 (Friday) and will hold a raffle with prizes and its annual exhibit of artworks by the Blackey Art Guild.
“Libraries are the heart of every community and our library helps our community thrive,” says Libraries Director Lina Tidal. “At our library, people of all backgrounds come together for community meetings, lectures and programs, to do research with the assistance of a trained professional, to get help finding a job or to find homework help, computer classes, book discussions, children’s and teen programs.”
Since 1958, National Library Week has been observed by the American Library Association and libraries across the country each April.
For more information, visit www.lcld.org or call Lillian Webb Memorial Library at 855-7913, Harry M. Caudill Memorial Library at 633-7547, Jenkins Public Library at 832-4101, or Blackey Public Library at 633-4013.