St. Lawrence County Libraries are celebrating the 60th year of National Library Week from April 8-14, 2018 with the theme, “Libraries Lead.” Tuesday, April 10 will be celebrated as National Library Workers Day, a day for library staff, users, administrators and Friends groups to recognize the valuable contributions made by all library workers. If you’d like to recognize a local library worker, please visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SubmitAStarforNLWD to submit a star!
Locally, many of our libraries are offering special activities and programs. Please check with your public library for details!
The Ogdensburg Public Library is hosting a Rock Painting Activity on Monday, April 9th from 4:00 to 5:00 pm. Tuesday brings Music and Movement at 10:00 am; Wednesday starts with Story Time at 10:30 am, followed by a Social Hour and Open House at 2:00 pm. On Thursday, stop by at 2:00 pm for an Adult Craft. The week wraps up with a Toddler Craft at 11:00 am on Friday and Story Time on Saturday at 10:30 am. All week long, the library will be doing a coloring contest for all ages with different prizes for each age group.
The Friends of the Massena Public Library will be hosting a spring book sale on Wednesday, April 11th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. The preview sale for members of the Friends of the Library will be on Tuesday, April 10th from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. For a fee of $5.00 anyone can become a member of the Friends of the Library and gain entrance to the preview sale. Also at the Massena Library, there will be a Afternoon at the Movies on Saturday, April 14th at 1:00 pm with a showing of “Simon and Garfunkel – The Concert in Central Park”.
The Norwood Public Library is having a Blackout Poetry Workshop for tweens and teens on April 10th at 3:30 pm. Participants will make poetry out of the pages of old or damaged books. The program is free, all materials are provided, and no registration is necessary. On Fridays, Norwood offers a Read, Sing, Play Storytime at 10:30 am.
The Hepburn Library of Lisbon will be hosting drop-in craft programs for all ages on Wednesday, April 11th and Friday, April 13th from 10:00 am to noon.
The Canton Free Library hosts Toddler, Baby, and Preschool Story Time on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday mornings. Pre-registration is required for Toddler Story Time; Baby and Preschool Story Time do not require pre-registration.
Many other libraries offer on-going and special programs every week. Be sure to stop by your local library and check out what’s happening – there’s sure to be something for everyone!