NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK
The North Lake County Public Library (formerly Polson City Library) will celebrate National Library Week from April 10 – 16. Several events are planned to commemorate the week.
A reception will be held to honor library director Marilyn Trosper, who was recently awarded the Sheila Cates award for Montana Librarian of the Year. The reception will be held in the library’s atrium on Tuesday, April 12th from 2 – 6 p.m. The public is invited.
Also featured that week will be the library’s traditional forgiveness of fines. Patrons are encouraged to bring one item of canned or packaged food to the circulation desk for each item they are returning late. Fines will be waived, and all food contributions will be donated to the Polson Loaves and Fish Pantry. Forgiveness of fines does not include lost or damaged items.
April 10 – 16 is also National Volunteer Week. The library will honor its volunteers with an early morning breakfast in the meeting room. Volunteers spend many hours each month writing notes, hosting book sales, assisting with overdue notices, arranging for displays, and other critical jobs.
On Thursday, April 21st, the North Lake County Public Library will host the monthly Chamber of Commerce SPLASH event from 5 -7 p.m. The occasion will feature refreshments by the hospital’s food service and music by Mega Karma and David Sicz. The library’s new logo, created by local graphic designer, Daniel Smith, will be unveiled. Upgrades to the community meeting room, including new paint colors and new electronic audio/video equipment will be presented.
The library will also promote “Pennies for Peace” during the month of April. This fundraiser supports the Central Asia Institute, a Bozeman-based group that builds schools for children in remote areas of Pakistan and Afghanistan. The Montana Library Association has sponsored a school, and libraries across the state raise funds each year to sustain it.
The library has been preparing for its popular annual Family Summer Reading Program, which will be offered from June13 to August 13, 2011. Everyone is invited to take part in the fun and earn incentives and prizes for reading – or being read to. Weekly programs for school-aged children are also featured. This year’s theme is “One World, Many Stories.” Watch for more details.
The Story Shuttle, Polson City Library’s outreach van, is on the road to present onsite programs to children or groups requesting services, including day care centers, preschools, school classes, etc. For more information, please contact the library at 883-8225.