This adorable tiger is from the book, The Tiger Rising by Kate DiCamillo. The entry was made by the Boehne family.
The Friends of the Library bought the librarians lunch during National Library Week. We did social distancing but we still had fun! Thank you Friends, it was a special treat!
Sadly, we also had our "going away" party for Tamara. She has a few more days of work before she retires.
And we also welcomed Patty Kleen aboard as our new librarian. I forgot to take a picture of her so I will put post one later
National Library Week celebrates libraries, library workers’ contributions, and encourages use and support of libraries. The theme for National Library Week is “Welcome to Your Library.” Libraries all over the country adapted to the pandemic restrictions and continued to offer materials and support for their patrons during this difficult past year.
We are continuing our traditional Edible Book Festival during National Library Week this year! You can make your edible book at home and send us pictures or you can bring your creation into the library. It is not going to be a contest this year, but everyone who participates will get a participation prize. It is a fun event for families to do together. We need to have your pictures or your actual entry by tomorrow, Wednesday, April 7th.
Would you like to make an entry for the Edible Book Festival? This year will be a bit different than past years. This year you can make your creation at home and then you have two options. You can either take a picture of your creation and send the picture to us (firstname.lastname@example.org) or you can bring the actual food item entry into the library. Either way we would need all entries on Wednesday, April 7th by 3 pm. We will post the pictures online and we will also put the pictures up in the library on display. We are not having a contest this year for prizes but instead everyone who participates will get a small participation prize.
An edible book entry should be made entirely of edible food. It can be a recreation of a book cover, a scene in the book, something that reminds you of the book, or even a 'play on words'. Let your imagination soar. There are many examples on the Internet.
Patrons can fill out a Book Bundle form to select surprise books for your family. The librarians will pick out the books for you. Go to our website and select the Bok Bundles form tab on the left to get started!
Here are the topics for April:
Earth Day/Arbor Day
or Your Choice to pick your own topic
(Photo by TravelPhotographer from Stocksnap)
The El Paso District Library is participating for the first time in the Big Library Read facilitated by Overdrive, the leading digital reading platform for popular ebooks and audiobooks. The Big Library Read starts Monday, April 5th and goes through Monday, April 19th.
Big Library Read is an international reading program that connects millions of readers around the world with an ebook through public libraries. The book that has been chosen is The Art of Taking It Easy by Dr. Brian King. Dr. King is a psychologist and stand-up comedian. The book is a practical, yet laugh-out-loud guide to embracing humor to reduce stress and live a happier, fuller life.
Library patrons can use the Overdrive link on the library's website to download the ebook. Readers can also participate in an online discussion of the book at https://biglibraryread.com/join-the-discussion//.
For more information, visit the Big Library Read tab on our website.
Pictures and details of some of our recent programs