CHICAGO — Whether spring means a thorough house cleaning, preparing a home garden or simply enjoying the season, librarians are planning programs that suit library users' preferred springtime activities.
Below are just a few examples of what libraries across the country are planning to do to celebrate the arrival of spring.
Friends of the Potomac (Md.) Library showcase all the events going on throughout the season with Spring Happening @ your library. Upcoming events include spring story hours, Chinese language book discussions and monthly used book sales.
The Grand Rapids (Minn.) Area Library is certainly abuzz with its spring time horticultural programming lineup Buzzing and Clucking @ your library. All-ages programs will include those on the basics of beekeeping and raising backyard chickens. The library also showcases a collection of both adult and children’s reference books and materials on both subjects.
Hooksett (N.H.) Library recently reminded library users that Spring Cleaning = Donations @ your library. In its promotion, the library asked spring cleaners to consider donating their used books, CDs and DVDs to the library to be used in the Friends of the Library’s upcoming book sale.
The American Library Association’s Campaign for America’s Libraries (www.ala.org/@yourlibrary) is a public awareness campaign that promotes the value of libraries and librarians. Thousands of libraries of all types – across the country and around the globe – participate. The Campaign is made possible by ALA’s Library Champions.