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National Library Week 2024: Ready, Set, Library

Posted: Apr 9, 2024, 10:31 AM

April 7-13 marks National Library Week, a week-long nationwide celebration of libraries and library workers to promote library use and support. The American Library Association has chosen "Ready, Set, Library" as the theme for National Library Week 2024. This theme highlights that libraries offer us a unique opportunity to connect with others, develop new skills, and focus on what matters in today's always-online world. At library events such as author talks, workshops, and book clubs, people can share knowledge, build relationships, and learn from local experts. Regardless of where you are in your journey through life—whether you're preparing for a new career, starting a business, or raising a family—the library provides an inclusive and supportive community where everyone is welcome.

Discover, connect, and be inspired by your local library this National Library Week. Libraries are here to support you on your journey.

First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association and libraries of all types nationwide each April. (ALA Website)

DeSoto Parish Library celebrates National Library Week with fun programs for all ages, with prizes and giveaways available while supplies last.

Join and participate in various exciting activities at any of the DeSoto Parish library locations during the week of April 8-13, 2024. You can participate in as many weekly activities as possible and win prizes.
Activities during the National Library Week:
Scavenger Hunt (Monday, April 8th- Saturday, April 13th)
Embark on a thrilling scavenger hunt at the library and uncover a world of wonder with our scavenger hunt card. Don't miss out on exploring and discovering the amazing things that await you!
Library Fine Amnesty Week (Monday, April 8th - Saturday, April 13th)
Return overdue items to the library without hesitation. We're here to help and want to make your library experience as stress-free as possible. Does not apply to lost material charges or previously returned items.
Library Escape Room (Monday, April 8th – April 12th)
Come and participate in an escape room game at any library in DeSoto Parish. This exciting activity is suitable for all ages, including families. It's an interactive way to encourage literacy, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills. Finish the game and win a prize. You can enter to win a $100 grand prize by completing at least three escape room games in all DeSoto Parish library branches.
Coffee Kickoff- (Tuesday, April 9th) Join us in the library from 9 to 11 a.m. for complimentary coffee and tea. Free donuts will be provided from 9 a.m. until supplies last. You can also check out a book or browse our selection of books for sale.
Patron of the Day— (Monday, April 8th – Friday, April 12th)
In celebration of National Library Week, we would like to express our gratitude by offering daily giveaways from April 8 to 12, 2024. To participate, you can enter your name to win the Patron of the Day award! Please note that only one entry form per patron is al-lowed each day, and the deadline for entry is April 12.
Book Tasting
The Pelican, Mansfield, and Logansport libraries are inviting everyone to come and enjoy the taste of some delicious books. The book tasting events are scheduled as follows: Pelican Library's book tasting will be held on Monday, April 8th; Mansfield Library's book tasting will take place on Thursday, April 11th; and Logansport Library's book tasting will be on from Monday, April 8th through Friday, April 12th. So, mark your calendars and join us to pique your appetite for a good read!


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