National Library Week at YDL

Sunday, April 10, 2011

 

Libraries are places for new beginnings. Whether you are getting your first library card, learning new computer skills or planning a trip, the library is the place where your story begins. This National Library Week, join our nation’s libraries and librarians and Create your own story @ your library.

 

The Ypsilanti District Library is celebrating National Library Week by

  • Offering amnesty from fines for all overdue materials returned between 1 pm April 10 and 6 pm April 16. This is a great time to look for misplaced items that you’ve been meaning to return.

  • Coordinating a Food for Fines drive. Patrons can reduce their fines by donating a non-perishable item (not in glass containers, please) that will go to a local food pantry. Each item is good for $1 off accrued fines up to $20.

  • Conducting an online scavenger hunt! Get to know YDL’s recently re-designed website and catalog by taking part in this fun activity. Great for families to do together!

  • Hosting special activities on YDL’s bookmobile, The Navigator, on Wednesday, April 13 from 4-8 pm when it is out on its regular route. There will be give-aways and prizes.

  • Having a “Live Fit for Life” FREE Health Fair on Saturday, April 16 from 12-3 pm. Everyone in the community is invited to visit the various organizations that will be on hand and learn more about healthy eating and exercise. Local merchants have donated gift certificates and more for a prize drawing.

Every day, libraries across the country are helping people create their own unique stories,” says Donna DeButts, Community Relations Coordinator. “Whether it is by opening a book and exploring distant lands, or by learning how to use new technologies to find a job, people at our library are creating new stories for themselves.”

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. In 2010, the Ypsilanti District Library checked out 929,968 items, answered 216,948 questions, and had 38,436 people attend programs here ranging from storytimes to computer classes to special events. 

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