Saturday, July 4th, 2020

Libraries to observe National Library Week

Posted: Thursday, March 24, 2016

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. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. The Huntington and Markle libraries will be celebrating by hosting a variety of library-themed activities throughout the week for all ages.

Children grades K-6 can celebrate by entering our Bookstacking Contest. Come to the Huntington Library any time between 4 and 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 12 and see how many books you can stack in 3 minutes. A prize will go to whoever stacks the most books throughout the day without the pile tipping over.

Students in grades one to 12 can enter our Bookmark Designing Contest April 11 through May 21 at either library. The supplies will be provided; you supply the awesome bookmark design promoting our Summer Reading Program themes. For children the theme this year is “On Your Mark, Get Set… Read!” and for teens the theme is “Get in the Game - Read!” The winners for each age range (youth and teen) will have their bookmarks used as some of the official Summer Reading Program bookmarks, handed out to thousands of participants all summer long.

Teens can “Get Carded” at either library April 10 to 16. It’s as simple as showing a library staff member your card and getting a prize. If you don’t have a library card, bring a parent in to sign up for one and receive your prize then. Don’t forget — all HCCSC students get a library card for free, regardless of where you live.

Story Time is often for children, but we’ll be holding a special Adult Story Time at Lunchtime session for adults Tuesday, April 12 at noon at the Huntington Library. Bring your lunch and enjoy live readings of short stories, poems and book excerpts grown-ups will enjoy. You can even bring a favorite poem or story of your own to read.

All of the programs are free. The Huntington Library is located at 255 W. Park Drive; the Markle Library is located at 197 E. Morse Street, Markle. For more information on these programs, visit the library’s website at or call (260) 356-0824.