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National Library Week

Lives change @ your library

April 13 -19


This week we join libraries in schools, campuses and communities nationwide in celebrating National Library Week, a time to highlight the value of libraries, librarians and library workers.
Here at the Kilbourn Public Library we are celebrating National Library Week all week with programs for community members of all ages!

On Monday, April 14 join in the 2nd Annual Community Read-A-Thon.  Participate by coming into the Kilbourn Public Library or by visiting the library virtually on Twitter or Facebook.  Readers of any age have three ways to be entered in the Read-A-Thon prize drawing. You can come to the library to fill out a “What I am Reading” form; or ”Like” the Kilbourn Public Library on Facebook; or Tweet the library @KilbournLibrary on Twitter by posting what you are reading.

On Tuesday, April 15 the library will be holding a special tumbling story hour – join us at 10:00 a.m. for Tumble, Rock & Read conducted by Mary Kaluzny, a former gymnast and current instructor for the Wisconsin Dells Park & Rec department.  The event will feature stories and a variety of movement activities. 

Tuesday evening at 7:00 p.m. the entire community is invited to the library’s 2nd Annual National Library Week art opening.  This year on display will be items from the Roger & Bernadine Tallmadge art collection.  The items on display will be specially chosen by Melanie Tallmadge Sainz, the daughter of Roger and Bernadine Tallmadge.  Melanie is the director of Little Eagle Arts Foundation (LEAF) and plans to re-open her parents’ acclaimed museum as an art center and gallery.  Melanie and Elena Terry will introduce the community to the art wall at 7:00 p.m.  They will be sharing the history of the collection and of the artists represented.  Refreshments will be served.

Wednesday, April 16 is National Bookmobile Day.  This day celebrates our nation’s bookmobiles and the dedicated library professionals who provide this valuable and essential service to their communities every day.  Visit the Kilbourn Public Library Bookmobile and receive a special gift and discover all the bookmobile has to offer.

Also on Wednesday,  join us for On the Road to Health, presented by Flora Sweeney. This program is the first in a series of Community Wellness programs that will be held at the library the first Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m.  Learn how to get healthier and stay healthier.  And learn some ways to use the library to do it!

Thursday, April 17 area students in grades 6 – 12 are invited to our TeenTime National Library Week program.  Pizza and a movie will begin at 5:00 p.m.


Friday, April 18 come to the National Library Week Photo Booth! Share how the library has changed your life and have your picture taken for our Lives Change @ Your Library display. Take home a souvenir picture too!


Saturday, April 19 We think winter is finally over, but you can still enjoy Disney's Academy-Award winning movie, Frozen at 10:00 a.m. We will provide the popcorn!


First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April.

Join in the Celebration!



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