The McPherson Public Library will celebrate National Library Week from April 15 through April 19 with the theme “Communities Matter at Your Library.” Libraries across America observe the annual event by highlighting the many ways in which they benefit and enrich the lives of people of all ages in their communities.
The library staff have planned many activities that week and throughout the month. The library continues a long-standing tradition on April 17, which is Coffee & Cookie Day. The public is encouraged to stop by the library meeting room from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. that day and enjoy coffee and cookies.
On April 19, the library will hold a sale of audiobooks on cassette. As cassette players are becoming sparse, and circulation of audiobooks in cassette format has dwindled, the library has withdrawn those titles from their collection and is selling them to patrons. Almost 300 audiobooks will be available for the public to purchase at $2 each. The sale will run throughout the weekend.
And also during National Library Week, the library will announce the winners of the bookmark contest. Over the past few weeks, children and teens have been creating original artwork for bookmarks and submitting them to the library. There will be one winner for each grade level.
In keeping with this year’s National Library Week theme focusing on communities, the library staff will have bins at the library where the public may place donations of needed items for Mt. Hope Sanctuary, Omega House, and the Humane Society. A list featuring details of the particular needs is available at the library or via the library website at www.macpl.org.
For more information about events, stop by the library or call 245-2570. The library is open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.