Celebrate National Library Week April 9-15

CLEARFIELD – You are invited to join the Joseph & Elizabeth Shaw Public Library, as it celebrates National Library Week from April 9-15.

This is an opportunity to celebrate the contributions of the nation’s libraries and their workers. Library workers encourage the public to visit its local libraries and see what they are all about.

The Shaw Public Library is pleased to offer a variety of services from public computers to PowerLibrary and other online resources. Books, audiobooks, magazines and pre-loaded tablets are available for checkout.

Story time is offered year around for children six months to 5 years of age. Summer Reading sees close to 300 individuals taking part in literacy-based programs during the summer months. Finally, the library has special programs that occur during the year.

On April 11 the Shaw Public Library will host two PA One Book programs to be held at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. This event for local pre-school aged children is sponsored by the Clearfield Kiwanis Club and promotes early literacy. 

Every child who attends will be given a copy of this year’s featured book “Daniel Finds a Poem” by Micha Archer.  Fun activities and refreshments are then enjoyed by all. 

Space is limited so reservations are required by calling 814-765-3271 or by registering online by visiting the library’s Web site www.shawlibrary.org.

Adult patrons can take advantage of the Books-Sandwich-In to be held at 12 p.m. April 12. This is a program provided by the AAUW (American Association of University Women), which reviews selected books.

Pam Babick will review the book “Hope for Animals and Their World: How Endangered Species Are Being Rescued from the Brink” written by Jane Goodall. Lunch is provided at a cost of $4, which supports their scholarship program.

This scholarship provides financial assistance to a mature college student who had an interruption to her studies of at least three years and resides in Clearfield County. Registration is required and can be made by calling the library or registering online.

 As Laura Bush once said, “Libraries allow children to ask questions about the world and find the answers. And the wonderful thing is that once a child learns to use the library, the doors to learning are always open.”

Local patrons are encouraged to let their library be the gateway to knowledge and to visit it today.

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