Celebrate National Library Week

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April 14-20 is National Library Week. Have you been to the Mansfield Public Library lately? I know many Mansfield citizens have because it is a very busy place, but if you haven’t, you should stop in. The library still has books on the shelves, books for every age and every interest, old favorites and hot new bestsellers, books in Spanish and books with no words at all. But these days, the library also has lots of books (and other information, resources, programs, etc.) that are not on the shelves at all. The Mansfield library can bring you books from distant partner libraries, ebooks and audio books, information and research from databases, job resources, free computer access, story time for your children, a book club, author programs, the list goes on and on.

National Library Week normally brings some exciting activities to the library and this year is no exception. Friday, April 19, is the popular Evening with the Author. The 10th annual Mansfield Reads! program presents Abilene author Glenn Dromgoole. More information on these events is available on the Friends of the Library website, www.friendsofmansfieldlibrary.org.

National Library Workers Day was Tuesday, April 16. Don’t forget to thank the awesome librarians and staff members for the great job they do. They are among the best you will find in any library!

The Mansfield Public Library was recently given the Excellence in Libraries Award by the Texas Municipal Library Directors Association. I invite you to come in and see how “excellent” your library really is during National Library Week.

Paula Highfill

President, Friends of the Mansfield Public Library

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