'Ready, Set, Library' theme for National Library Week April 8-13

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Get ready to celebrate National Library Week from April 8 - 13 with the theme “Ready, Set, Library!”

National Library Week is an exciting annual celebration that shines a spotlight on the role libraries play in the community. It is an opportunity to discover the diverse resources and services available at your library and to join in celebrating the power of literacy, education, and community engagement.

Whether you’re a regular visitor or haven’t stepped foot in a library in years, National Library Week welcomes you to explore, connect, and celebrate your local library! Additionally, if you stop in and complete a survey this week letting them know what brought you to the library, you’ll be entered into a drawing for some fun prizes!

Kids’ Korner (Birth-Grade 3)
Spring has arrived, and a lot of exciting activities are planned n the Kids’ Korner.

In April, they are taking a trip down memory lane with books and a display featuring the Titanic that kids will love! Don’t forget to stop by during National Library Week from April 8-13 for some extra fun.

The Library is hosting an Early Release “After the Bell” Party on April 10 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. The party is open to all K-12 students, but if your child is in third grade or younger and attending without a caregiver, please remember to register them.

Below are the details of regular programming for April, which will be the last month of the library’s regular winter programming:

• Little explorers: Mondays April 15, 22, and 29 from 10 to 10:30 a.m. for ages birth to 3 years.
• Little learners: Wednesdays April 17, 24, and May 1 from 10 to 11 a.m. for 3-5 years.
• Kids Club: April 17 and 24 from 4 to 5 p.m. for grades K-5.
• Homeschool Hangout: April 26 from 1 to 2p.m.
• Dino Club: April 26 from 4 to 4:45 p.m.

Tweens / Teens

(Grades 4 - 12)
The library provides many opportunities for youth in grades 4 – 12.

• April 1 at 10 a.m. is the Easter Eggstravganza-a scavenger hunt around Huron. Registration is required.
• April 6 at 11 a.m. the Youth Advisory Board will meet to design upcoming programs.
• April 9 from 4 to 5:30 p.m., they will make a string art feather. Registration is required.
• April 11 at 4:30 p.m., make animal treats for your pets for National Pet Day! Registration is required.
• April 12 at 5 p.m., back by popular demand is Among Us in Real Life! You will be challenged to complete tasks and try to beat the imposter. Registration is required.
• April 15 at 6 p.m. celebrate National Rubber Eraser Day by participating in a scavenger hunt. The person who collects the most erasers wins the grand prize.
• April 17 at 4:30 p.m., they will make banana splits for Banana Split Day!
• April 19 at 8 p.m., they will watch the movie “Migration” on the ceiling (rated PG).
• April 20 at 10 a.m., welcome Spring and create a fairy garden. Registration is required.
• April 23 at 4:30 p.m., create a canvas tape painting. Registration is required.
• April 24 from 4 to 5:30 p.m., join them for Fun with Food: The Waste Challenge. Youth will become creative with leftovers. Registration is required.
• April 27, youth can participate in a half-hour Escape Room at the Library. Multiple times are offered: 3:15, 4 or 4:45 p.m. Registration is required.

Adults:
On display this month: The RMS Titanic struck an iceberg and sank in the North Atlantic Ocean on April 14, 1912. For the month of April, the library will have a display about the Titanic and the eight people aboard who were headed to South Dakota.

• An Author visit from Cindy Wilson is planned April 4 at 6 p.m. In her newly released book, “We Suffered Much,” Wilson chronicles the little-known but true story of surveyor Charles Wood Irish and the creation of the railroad from Tracy, Minn., to Pierre, as well as the survey west of the Missouri River. This presentation will begin with why Wilson undertook the research, and background on Irish and his family. She will also focus on overlaps between Irish’s story and the Ingalls family, via the contractors on the railroad, shared time at the Silver Lake railroad camp, and similar connections. Books will be available to purchase at the event.

• Coffee Chat on April 5 at 9:30 a.m. with Monty Benally introducing National Library Week and outreach programs at the library.

• Escape the routine and join the library for Adult Hangout Night at the Library on April 5 at 6 p.m. It’s your chance to break away from the everyday and enjoy some well-deserved fun. Whether you’re into video games, board games, or unleashing your creative side with crafts, there’s something for everyone! Spaces are limited, so be sure to register to secure your spot.

• Coffee Chat on April 19 at 9:30 a.m. with Eric Larson, President of HRMC, informing of updates and news of the hospital.

• Medicare 101: Educational Meeting on April 30 at 6 p.m. Join Brenda Arteman and Betty Thomas from 1st Stop Insurance. They will cover what you need to know about Medicare and explore Medicare basic benefits, supplemental plans, prescription drug plans, and Medicare Advantage plans. They will also explain when and how to sign up for Medicare. What if you plan on continuing to work? Learn what choices are available to you!
Adult Book Clubs:

• Mystery Book Club meets on April 11 at 5:30 p.m. to discuss “A Flicker in the Dark” by Stacy Willingham.

• Around the World Book Club meets on April 18 at noon to discuss “ The Golden Hour” by Beatriz Williams

• Senior Center Book Club meets on April 19 at 10:15 a.m. to discuss “The Keeper of Lost Things” by Ruth Hogan. The March meeting for this group was postponed to April. This group meets at the Senior Center located at 290 Seventh St. S.W.

The library will open at 10:30 a.m. on April 11 due to staff training. For more information about library programs visit the library, watch Facebook for event notices, or give them a call at 605-353-8530.