National Library Week 2015

National Library Week is an observance week sponsored by the American Library Association that is intended to honor libraries and all they do for our communities. It was held from April 12th – 18th this year. In order to celebrate Kearny library hosted fun events all week long!

Monday, April 13th: Craft Time

We just set out left over crafts from our monthly activities, with paints, glitter and glue and let every-one have at it.

NLW Craft Event 1 NLW Craft Event 2
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 NLW Craft Event 5  NLW Craft 4

Tuesday, April 14th: Library Worker’s Day

In order to celebrate Library Worker’s Day, the Town of Kearny purchased meat, cheese, and all the trimmings so we invited the community to share lunch with us!

The Crew of the Kearny Public Library L-R Librarian: Vickie Lechuga Library Director: Janet Danilow Librarian: Jennifer Volkert

The Crew of the Kearny Public Library
Librarian: Vickie Lechuga
Library Director: Janet Danilow
Librarian: Jennifer Volkert

Wednesday, April 15th: Ladies Monthly Tea Party

We served Chicken Salad Sandwiches made by Jennifer Volkert, and Chocolate, Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies made by Vickie Lechuga, with Angel Falls Mist, and Bingo Blueberry Teas.

Jennifer taught crafts such as a Teapot Neclace, Icebox magnet, and Novalty/candy holders.

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Thursday, April 16th: 3rd Grade Class of Ray Primary School

We get kids excited about the upcoming Summer Reading programming by having them come down to do a craft, a science experiment, and get a goodie bag.

Ray 1 Ray 2
 Ray 3  Ray 4
 Ray 5  Ray 6
 Ray 7  Ray 8

Thursday, April 16th: Firemen Storytime

Firemen Storytime 1 Firemen Storytime 2

Thursday, April 16th: National Library Week Open House for Poster Contest Winners

Each year the Friends of the Kearny Library host a poster contest based on the National Library Week theme.  Grades K-4th participate with the top three winners from each grade being honored at this Open house with an award bag.

Every seat in our tiny library was filled, with Town Manager Anna Flores present (top right in the back).

Poster Event 1 Poster Event 2

Vickie Lechuga did an experiment where she cut out the bottom of a plastic bottle, rubber banded a wash cloth around the bottom, dipped it in a solution of 50/50 water and dish soap, and blew out a snake of bubbles.

Poster Event 3 Poster Event 4

Poster Event 5

This years guest author and speaker was staff member Jennifer Volkert’s sister, Bethany MacDonald.  We invited her to tell how she did a family photo book on line, but then she found out her first book, “Billionaires Daughters” will be published on May 4th.

Poster Event 6 Poster Event 7

And finally…..announcing the 2015 NLW poster winners!

Poster Event 8


1ST Kaylee Servant

2ND Brayden Boyd-Flores

3RD Aleyna Ochoa


1st  Raelynn Loving

2nd MiaLisa Guathier

3rd  Elaina Figueroa


1ST Olivia Boatman

2ND Veronica Baez

3RD Jason Day


1ST Kendra Corso

2ND Dominic Bidegain

3RD Jayda Lopez


1st  Mary Jurado

2nd Serenity Biano

3rd Neveah Yslas

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