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Libraries to celebrate National Library Week




National Library Week, April 13-19, 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 15; Harry M. Caudill Memorial Library in Whitesburg, April 16; Jenkins Public Library, April 17; and Blackey Public Library, April 18.

Among the activities at the libraries are:

• a county-wide amnesty – all overdue books may be returned to the libraries without penalty

• signing up for library cards • art exhibits • door prizes

• refreshments.

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.

At the Lillian Webb Memorial Library there will be an after school program on April 15.

“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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