Celebrate National Library Week (April 23-29) with the theme "There's More to the Story"! First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association and libraries of all types across the country each April.
Libraries are full of stories in a variety of formats from picture books to large print, audiobooks to ebooks, and more. But there's so much more to the story. Our Makerspace-2-Go section lends out items like games, puzzles, and crafts. Our Sensory-2-Go and Homeschool-2-Go collections lend out homeschool resources, and sensory kits and tools.
Library programming brings communities together for entertainment, education, and connection through big events, storytimes, movie nights, crafting classes, and educational programming. Library infrastructure advances communities, providing internet and technology access, literacy skills, and support for businesses, job seekers, and entrepreneurs.
HOW CAN YOU CELEBRATE?
1. Visit the library.
National Library Week is the perfect time to visit NMPL! Bring the kids or invite your friends. Meet the librarians. Check out books or other great items in your library's collection or attend a program. Take time to learn your library's story during National Library Week to see all it has to offer!
2. Participate in NMPL's social media posts.
We'll be posting all week long about our library, our services, and our staff. We'll have a fun giveaway, special features, and action points. Be sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook!
3. Attend the FOL Spring Booksale (Thursday, April 27th-Saturday, April 29th from 9am to 5pm)
The book sale is a significant fundraiser for FOL, and in turn, supports library programs and updates each year. Find gently used books, DVDs, children's materials, audios, yearbooks and more! You just never know what great book adventure awaits you at the FOL Booksale!
Our library tells a multi-faceted story and we invite you to participate in it with us!
The mission of the North Manchester Public Library is to provide materials, programs, and services necessary to meet the recreational and educational needs of the community in a comfortable and easily-accessible facility, which is a community center of activity and information.