Blaine County Library


March 30, 2022

Join us next week as we celebrate National Library Week 2022 at Blaine County Library! The theme for National Library Week 2022, “Connect with Your Library,” promotes the idea that libraries are places to get connected to technology by using broadband, computers, and other resources. Libraries also offer opportunities to connect with media, programs, ideas, and classes—in addition to books. Most importantly libraries also connect communities to each other. Overall, the theme is an explicit call to action—an invitation for communities to join, visit, or advocate for their local libraries.

Molly Shannon, multiple Emmy-nominated and Spirit Award-winning actress, comedian, and legendary Saturday Night Live cast member will help celebrate our nation’s libraries as the honorary chair of National Library Week, April 3–9, 2022. Shannon will highlight the numerous ways libraries serve to connect communities to books, resources, programs, and, of course, each other.

“I am so honored to serve as honorary chair of National Library Week for 2022. My mom was a librarian. She encouraged kids to read. So, the work of librarians and libraries has such a special place in my heart,” Shannon said. “Libraries are places where communities connect—to things like broadband, computers, programs and classes, books, movies, video games, and more. But most importantly, libraries connect us to each other. Supporting National Library Week in this role allows me to connect to my mother’s memory and all the librarians out there. Thank you for

First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is an annual observance by ALA and libraries across the country each April. National Library Week celebrations include the release of ALA’s State of America’s Libraries Report, April 4; National Library Workers Day, April 5; National Library Outreach Day, April 6; Take Action for Libraries Day, April 7; and the celebration of School Library Month throughout April.

We invite everyone to “Connect with Your Library” by stopping in and checking out a book or two. We will have several drawings patrons can sign up for, book displays, as well as all the usual activities for the kids. As we move into April, we are praying for April showers to bring May flowers and we have a book display of gardening books to get everyone into the spirit of Spring.

Have you been wondering what “streaming” is all about? Triangle Communications will be presenting a technology class and you can learn all about streaming. Plan to attend Tuesday April 5th from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. in the library meeting room. Jack Maloughney will go over the basics of what is needed for streaming and what options are available. He will contrast and compare streaming hardware, services and discuss alternatives to cable and satellite TV.

Students in grades 9 through 12 are invited to attend the Teen Scene Hangout at the library tonight, Wednesday March 30th from 7 to 9 p.m. There will be karaoke, board games, movie, video games and more. Snacks and drinks will be provided.


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