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Posted on: April 19, 2023

[ARCHIVED] National Library Week

National Library Week 2023 There's More to the Story Logo

April 23 - 29 is National Library Week (NLW), which is a time to celebrate our nation's libraries, library workers' contributions, and promote library use and support. First occurring in 1958, NLW is sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and observed in libraries 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 special collections. But there's so much more to the story. 

Library programming brings communities together for entertainment, education, and connection through such events as story times, crafting classes, and lectures. And library infrastructure advances communities, providing internet and technology access, literacy skills, and support for businesses, job seekers, and entrepreneurs.

We hope you will celebrate NLW with us through special events and outreach.

Tuesday, April 25, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Build-A-Bunny at the HP Library
Create your own loveable bunny friend. Plus, listen to author Jennifer Lavelle read her picture book, Barbara the Bunny. Registration required.

Wednesday, April 26, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Bookish Crafts at the Meadows Museum
On National Library Outreach Day let’s visit the Meadows Museum for story time and crafts! 5900 Bishop Blvd.; adult museum admission price applies, children receive free admission with paid adult. Registration not required but appreciated

Free museum admission for 18 and under is provided by a grant from Fichtenbaum Charitable Trust, Bank of America, N.A., Co-Trustee.

Friday, April 28, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Gilded Frames Fun at the HP Library
Go on a gilded frame adventure at the HP Library led by staff from the Meadows Museum. Use wax sticks and tissue paper to make a frame fit for a fairy tale. Limited registration. Registration required

Additional Ways to Contact the Library

Please reach out to Library staff in the following ways:

  • Visit the Library Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Wednesday - Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.  
  • By email, or the Ask a Librarian Service available on the Library’s website.
  • By phone, 214-559-9400; if prompted to leave a message, please do so. Messages are checked regularly.

Please email the Library or sign up online (select Library News and Services) to be added to our subscriber list to receive email updates from the Library.

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