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.
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!
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.
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.
Thursday, April 16th: Firemen Storytime
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).
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.
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.
And finally…..announcing the 2015 NLW poster winners!
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