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National Library Week 2010

When Apr 11, 2010 01:00 PM to
Apr 17, 2010 05:00 PM
Where Decorah Public Library
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Contact Phone 563-382-3717
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National Library Week is a time to celebrate the contributions of libraries, librarians and library workers in schools, campuses and communities nationwide.


The Decorah Public Library is celebrating National Library Week by offering a wide variety of free programs for all ages. Adult events include a program entitled “The Story of the 100th Birthday” presented by Luther College senior Christine Meling. Meling will reveal how a 100th birthday wish helped her bring about the construction of a kindergarten for school children in the Yari village of Southern Sudan, a village devastated by two decades of civil war.

Christine Meling 1


On Thursday April 15, kids and adults ages eight and up can experience an unfolding story about themselves as they follow clues that take them to all the wonderful parts of the library in “Hunting for Stories in the Library.” There will be things to do, figure out and explore, and participants can take as long as they like (even days) to finish.  Be delighted, surprised and intrigued by what you find along the way.  A set of clues will be available at the library’s front desk.


National Library Week will also be celebrated during Toddle Time and Story Time. Toddle Time meets Monday mornings from 10:30 to 10:50 a.m. for ages 0 to 3 years and their parents or caregivers. Songs, finger plays, stories and a puppet are offered to our youngest patrons. Story Time meets Tuesday and Wednesday mornings at 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. for ages 3-5 years and their parents or caregivers. Songs, finger plays, stories, a puppet show and craft are offered. During the week, there will be opportunity to decorate your own bookmark in the children’s area.


National Library Week also brings a new Mezzanine Gallery art display featuring the work of Wellington Place residents to Decorah Public Library. Residents created their pieces while exploring various techniques and media types with Art Therapist Karen Misseldine of Decorah. Further information about the exhibit is forthcoming.


Decorah Public Library Director Lorraine Borowski would like to take this opportunity to invite the public to stop by and see the library’s new Reading Room.  Located across from the adult new books section, the Reading Room is equipped with comfortable chairs, cozy lighting, and peace and quiet. Curl up with a book and enjoy!   

Cade Reading Room 1


For more information, visit the Decorah Public Library at 202 Winnebago St. call 563-382-3717 or see the library’s website or Facebook page. Libraries hours are 10 a.m.- 8 p.m. Monday- Thursday; 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Friday- Saturday; 1-4 p.m. Sundays during the school year.