National Library Week Celebration Starts Monday
Monday kicks off the annual National Library Week Celebration at Rawlins Municipal Library in Pierre. As part of the celebration, the Library is giving away prizes to those who sign up for a library card or enroll in a continuing education class.
“This is a fun way for us to invite the public into celebrate the ongoing importance and evolution of libraries,” said Robin Schrupp, Pierre Library Director.
Schrupp says that libraries have been a mainstay in communities throughout history and continue to play a vital role in healthy communities.
“Public libraries are a resource hub for so many people,” said Schrupp. “The library offers personal enrichment classes, connections to a number of databases, social opportunities for all ages, and of course, reading material.”
To encourage use of the library, the first ten people to sign up for a library card next week will receive a reusable shopping bag, and the first five people to enroll in a Gale online class will receive a post it cube. Other door prizes will be given out.
National Library Week is a national observance endorsed by the American Library Association (ALA) and has been celebrated by libraries across the country each April since 1958.
For more information, visit the Rawlins Municipal Library at 1000 E. Church St. or online at rawlinslibrary.org.