During National Library Week; Several activities planned at county libraries for celebration

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Carroll County District Library is celebrating National Library Week April 10 – 16 with a fine free week and other activities.

National Library Week is a time to celebrate the value of libraries, librarians and library workers. Libraries today are more than repositories for books and other resources. Often the hearts of their communities, campuses or schools, libraries are deeply committed to the places where their patrons live, work and study. Libraries are trusted places where everyone in the community can gather to reconnect and reengage with each other to enrich and shape the community and address local issues.

“Service to the community has always been the focus of the library,” stated Director Ellen Finnicum. “While this aspect has never changed, libraries have grown and evolved in how they provide for the needs of every member of their community.”

A fine free week means any overdue materials may be returned without a fine being charged at the main library, Malvern Branch, or Bookmobile. (Pre-existing fines and previous charges for lost materials cannot be waived.)

A Wee Read Program will be held April 12 at 10:30 a.m. for birth to 2 year olds with Storytime Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. for 3 to 5 year olds. A Family Night Storytime program will be held Thursday evening at 6:30 p.m. This will be an evening of stories, songs and chickens, chickens, chickens.

April 13 is National Bookmobile Day. There are only 34 bookmobiles in the state of Ohio. “How lucky is this county to have a new bookmobile traveling our country roads?” Finnicum asked. “If you see the bookmobile out that day give them a wave.”

Malvern Branch Library will hold a Storytime April 15 at 1:30 p.m. for ages 6 and under.

For questions, call the Main Library at 330-627-2613 or the Malvern Branch at 330-863-0636 or visit www.carrolllibrary.org.

The main library is located at 70 Second St., NE, Carrollton.

The Malvern Branch is located at 710 E. Porter St., Malvern.