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Letcher County Public Libraries to mark National Library Week




National Library Week, April 12-18, will celebrate the contributions of libraries throughout the country.

The Letcher County Public Libraries are celebrating National Library Week by hosting open houses. The schedule for the open houses is: Lillian Webb Memorial Library in Neon, April 14; Harry M. Caudill Memorial Library in Whitesburg, April 15; Jenkins Public Library, April 16; and Blackey Public Library, April 17.

Among the activities at the libraries are:

• a county-wide amnesty — all overdue and lost books will be forgiven (library patrons must be present to request amnesty); the program will run through the end of April

• registration and renewal library cards; prizes to the 50th and 100th registrants

• hourly drawing of gifts

• puppet shows at the main library in Whitesburg on April 15 and April 16

• art exhibit by students of Father Edward Randall will run through April 25 at the Harry M. Caudill Memorial Library and Jenkins Public Library; artwork by David Lucas at the Lillian Webb Memorial Library, and the Blackey Art Guild at the Blackey Public Library.

• sign-up for computer classes, Friends of the Library, and volunteers.

At the Harry M. Caudill Memorial Library on April 16 will be:

• quilting demonstration

• quilt exhibit

• genealogy research assistance

• book award winners exhibit

• scrap booking demonstration.

“Every day, libraries in big cities and small towns, in colleges and universities, in schools and businesses help transform their communities,” says Library Director Lina Tidal. “At our library, people of all backgrounds can come together for community meetings, lectures and programs, to do research with the assistance of a trained professional, to get a job or to find homework help. Our children’s story hours, computers, exercise programs, adult and young adult programs and movies are popular and well attended.”

First sponsored in 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 Blackey Public Library in Blackey or call 633- 4013, the Harry M. Caudill Memorial Library in Whitesburg or call 633- 7547; the Jenkins Public Library in Jenkins or call 832- 4101; or the Lillian Webb Memorial Library in Neon or call 855-7913; or visit www.lcld.org.


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