National Library Week | April 15 - 21

By Emily Tue, April 10, 2007

Do you celebrate National Library Week? We do. It's an excellent time to celebrate the contributions of libraries, librarians, and all of the people who work at libraries across the country. Below is a listing of all of the interesting activities the Free Library has planned as part of this special week. (This listing is also available in our Events Calendar.)

National Library Week - Suzanne Bloom
Monday, April 16, 2007 at 4:00 p.m.
Philadelphia City Institute
A talk and reception by the author of A Splendid Friend, Indeed, the popular children’s book about a special friendship between a polar bear and a goose.

National Library Week - Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival
Tuesday, April 17, 2007 at 10:00 p.m.
Philadelphia City Institute
A bilingual story time with the 2007 Cherry Blossom Queen.

National Library Week - Bookmaking Workshop
Wednesday, April 18, 2007 at 5:30 p.m.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library
Make a book to take home.

National Library Week - Story Time
Wednesday, April 18, 2007 at 6:30 p.m.
Chestnut Hill Branch
For children in preschool through 2nd grade. Come listen to exciting picture books about libraries. Make your own bookmark and enjoy some light refreshments. To pre-register, call Mrs. Brady, Children’s Librarian, at 215-685-9290.

National Library Week - Picture Book Read-A-Thon
Friday, April 20, 2007 at 10:15 a.m.
Philadelphia City Institute
A continuous reading of favorite stories by staff and invited guests.


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