Monday, April 12, 2010

More on National Library Week

State Rep. Lorraine Fende, D-Willowick, visited Mentor Public Library on Monday to read to youngsters. Watch the video (by Staff Writer Jean Bonchak) to read along.

Looking for something to do during National Library Week? The Geauga County Public Library System has scheduled several events.

Individuals are invited to travel around the county to explore a Geauga County Library. A Geauga County Public library card is valid at the Bainbridge Library, Chardon Library, Geauga West Library (Chester Township), Middlefield Library, Newbury Public Library Station, Thompson Public Library Station and the Bookmobile.

Visit any Geauga County Public Library during the week to participate in a wide variety of events or to experience the several resources that libraries provide.

Here's a listing of events:

Middlefield Library, 7 to 8 p.m. April 13 — Clara Barton portrayal, sponsored by the East Geauga Friends of the Library; call 440-632-1961 to register.

All Libraries, April 13 — celebrate National Library Workers Day by stopping in to say hello to library staffers in any Geauga County Public Library.

Bookmobile, April 14 — Celebrate the first National Bookmobile Day. The Geauga County Public Library bookmobile visits day care centers, senior centers, assisted living facilities, Amish farms and more circulating a record number of items every year as Ohio's busiest library on wheels.

Chardon Library, 7 p.m. April 15 — pajama party storytime for preschool children; call 440-285-7601 to register.

Bainbridge Library, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 17 — Passport Fair and travel ideas coordinated by the Friends of the Bainbridge Library; call 440-543-5611 for more information.

Geauga West Library, 2 p.m. April 18 — Picturing America Series family art program: "Dabbles, Doodles, and Drawing"; call 440-729-4250 to register.

Further upcoming events include:

Bainbridge Library, 7 p.m. April 22 — Patrick Henry portrayal, presented by the Friends of the Bainbridge Library; call 440-543-5611 for more information.

Geauga West Library, 7 p.m. April 28 — Picturing America speaker Jesse Bryant Wilder, co-author of "Art History for Dummies"; call 440-729-4250 for details.

Chardon Library, April 27 through May 15 — Harry Potter's world events; call 440-285-7601 for more information.

-- Cheryl Sadler

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