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The Neillsville Public Library Celebrates National Library Week, Part 1

Monday, April 14th, 2014 -- 11:36 AM

-This week is National Library Week and the Neillsville Public Library has special activities planned throughout the week.

During National Library Week, and throughout April, libraries host special events to highlight the unique role libraries play in communities. Today?s libraries have a vast amount of resources for people to use including a large variety of books, computers, reading programs for kids, e-books, education on tablet devices and more.

Jo Ann Gustavson, Librarian at Neillsville, and Chris Smith, a Neillsville Library Board Member, talked about some of the activities going on this week.

Chris said, "During the week, we'd like to have our patrons fill out a survey on our library's services. We want to get information from our patrons on what we can do better and what we're good at. We would also ask for our folks to start signing up for an e-newsletter as we develop our website. We are also looking for community input in developing a library slogan as well as a logo. Monday, we're going to start our guess the jellybeans in a jar and there will be prizes drawn at the end of the week. Tuesday, we'll kick off our kid's coloring contest and that's for 4-11 year olds and submissions are accepted until April 25th."

Some other activities include a creative writing contest where individuals can write a short story or poem in 200 words or less on ?What Does Your Library Mean to You?? There will be a quiet reading time with tea and scones on Wednesday and on Saturday, to go along with the approaching Earth Day, they are hoping to give away tree seedlings for those that stop by, but as of Friday, that was still in the planning stages.

If you?d like to learn more about what?s happening at the library feel free to call or stop by.

Feel free to contact us with questions and/or comments.