|Taste-testing, magic, ‘tea for two’ highlight Library Week|
|Monday, April 15, 2013 7:44 AM|
DELPHOS — The Delphos Public Library enjoys a healthy patronage of 10,000 users and in 2012, circulated nearly 200,000 items.
During National Library Week April 15-20, the resource center will offer special programs to say “thank you.”
“Library Week started in 1958 to celebrate our nation’s libraries and showcase what they had to offer,” Library Director Kelly Rist said. “This is a great time for people to come in a see what we have and have some fun.”
Children’s Librarian Denise Cressman enjoys the celebratory week and the people it brings to the library.
“Everybody has a week and we should have one, too,” Cressman said. “This is the time to revitalize library attendance and encourage people to make using the library a lifelong habit.”
This year’s theme is “Communities matter @ your library” and the national honorary chair is Caroline Kennedy.
The week will include taste-testing of local delicacies with the Chik-n-House on Tuesday, Baked to Perfection on Wednesday and The Point on Thursday. Snacks will be offered from 3-5 p.m.
Tuesday evening is also “Family Night” with Tyler Nygren and his show “Tyler Does Magic” in the Library Commons. The Van Wert Middle School student will amaze young and old alike with his “magical” performance.
On Thursday, the Mother/Daughter Tea Party will fill the library’s First Edition building with up to 50 participants, lace, frills, finger foods and, of course, tea.
Visitors to the library will receive a “green” reusable grocery bag and as in the past, the library will forgive fines next week. This does not include fines already on an account.