First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance promoted by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and library workers, and to promote library use and support. All types of libraries – school, public, academic and special – participate. Each year, the ALA designates a theme for National Library Week, and this year’s theme is Unlimited Possibilities@ Your Library. The Grosse Pointe Public Library provides free and friendly access to computer resources, research assistance, story times for kids, reading recommendations for all ages, help navigating new technologies, and special programs to suit almost every interest. This year’s National Library Week runs from April 12th through 18th, and the Grosse Pointe Public Library will celebrate with a variety of events and programs designed to encourage you to explore your own possibilities. Click here for details.
The Friends of the Grosse Pointe Library and the Grosse Pointe Library Foundation have teamed up to sponsor two Coffee & Donuts days this year, on Tuesday and Thursday at all three branches. Tuesday also brings a chance at true love of the bookish variety, with the return of our Blind Date With a Book program. We’ll provide a variety of books at all three branches, each volume wrapped in plain brown paper to hide its identity until you get it home alone! Whether you love it or you never want to see it again, each book contains a “Rate Your Date” card that you can return for a free movie or game rental, so there is every reason to take a chance on love at the library.
The Grosse Pointe Public Library is delighted to provide so many services to our wonderful community, and we especially look forward to seeing you during National Library Week 2015!