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April 29, 2018

National Library Week will be observed April 8-14 with the theme “Libraries Lead”. 


First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national oberservance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April.  It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support.  All types of libraries – school, public academic and special – participate.


So this week we would like to “lead’ you to join us for a week of  activies at your Ackley Public Library.  Pop in and visit us anytime.  Here a list of some of the activities we have for the week.


Monday  morning at 11:00 am we are going to “pop” open a book.  The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens.  The book discussion will be lead by Marcia Sailer.  Even if you haven’t read the book it’s a good time to visit and see what it’s all about.


Tuesday is National Library Workers Day stop in and say hi to your favorite librarians and thank them for all they do. The coloring group meets at 1:00 in the afternoon.  It’s a good time to “pop” in and see what the ladies are coloring or if you want to give it a try we have books and colored pencils for you.


Wednesday morning were having our neighbors at the daycare “pop” over for a bit for story hour.


Thursday is is “Take Action for Libraries”  It’s a good time to contact your city council and legislatures to remind them how important our libraries are for our communities. 


Friday is our open house to celebrate National Library  Week “Pop in and join us” for some snacks and door prizes. 


Saturday is Toddler Time.   Toddlers and parents will have chance to “pop” up and reach for the clouds.  Katie always has a fun time planned with story time, songs, crafts and snacks.


Big Library Read is April 2-16 visit our website and click on our Bridges link and it will take you to the OverDrive website where can get the free eBook and Audiobook.  All you need is your library card.  If you don’t have one stop in get one it’s only takes a minute to fill out our form and bring a copy of your drivers license.  If you don’t remember you library number just give us a call and we’ll be happy to give it to you.  The book is Flat Broke With Two Goats  A memoir by Jennifer McGaha.


This resource is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by State Library of Iowa.