Exeter Public Library Celebrates National Library Week
National Library Week is April 12 – 18, and the Exeter Public Library is getting in on the action with activities commemorating the event. First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. This year’s theme is “Unlimited Possibilities @ Your Library”.
The Exeter Public Library has begun the celebration a day early, hosting a “Fancy Nancy Tea” on Saturday, April 11. The tea was inspired by the popular children’s book series “Fancy Nancy” written by Jane O’Connor and illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser. Sipping pink punch from vintage tea cups and reading a Fancy Nancy book were just part of the fun!
During the week, the Exeter-Milligan TYKE students and their teacher, Kristi Most, have planned a visit to the library. The kids will have a story read to them by librarian Jessica Votipka, and get a tour of the library. As part of the field trip, the children will have the opportunity to explore the “Unlimited Possibilities” at the Exeter Public Library, such as puppets, movies, books and puzzles.
The recognition of National Library Week also includes participating in the nationwide campaign “The Declaration for the Right to Libraries”. This document symbolizes the importance of libraries to communities, families, individuals and institutions. Stop by the library to sign the declaration – the Exeter Public Library’s goal is to get 100 signatures.
Also part of the Exeter Public Library’s “Unlimited Possibilities” is the purchase of new “plugged-in” furniture, thanks to the Kreutz Bennett Donor-Advised Fund. The library was awarded a grant last year to create a central location for the library’s technology resources.
Throughout National Library Week, Exeter Public Library will be giving away bags containing a few “freebies”.
Whether you are an Exeter Public Library patron, or just happen to be in the neighborhood, come in and explore the “Unlimited Possibilities @ Your Library”.