Celebrate what you love about the Easton Public Library during National Library Week!

Beginning Sunday, April 4, and running through Saturday, April 10, National Library Week is an opportunity to rediscover all the wonderful things the library has to offer. This year’s theme is “Welcome to Your Library,” which embraces the idea that libraries extend beyond the building itself and into the homes and hearts of the community. Staying connected with patrons through virtual programming, digital resources, curbside pickup, and social media creates a vital lifeline of communication.

Actor and author Natalie Portman, Honorary Chair of this year’s National Library week, said “Libraries show us anything is possible by encouraging a love of learning, discovery, and exploration.”

Throughout the week special guests will stop by to tell us why the library is so important to them. Tuesday April 6 is National Library Workers Day, a day to recognize the contributions made by library workers of all levels. Stop by the library to offer your thanks to the staff, or send an email to let them know how much you appreciate them.

Library Giving Day is Wednesday, April 7, which is the perfect time to show your love of the library by giving back. Donations received will go towards more electronic subscriptions and databases; supporting library programming; purchasing more of the highly popular Launchpads; kicking-off the summer reading programs; and building out the library’s Innovation Space. To donate, or for more information, email friends@eastonlibrary.org.

The library has featured four Instagram/Facebook Photo Zones, designed for people to take pictures of themselves capturing a moment in the library with their favorite book or movie. The four locations are: adult new fiction, Elliott the Dinosaur, the blue beanbag chair, and the new library sign. There are signs in each location. Under the hashtag #welcometoyourEPL, the pictures can be shared with friends, family, and community on social media.

The first National Library Week was in April of 1958, by The National Book Committee, with the cooperation of the American Library Association. For more information on National Library Week, go to http://www.ala.org/conferencesevents/celebrationweeks/natlibraryweek.

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