North Shore Library News: April 11
Silver Bay Public Library
Author Will Durbin will be at the Silver Bay Public Library on Thursday, April 17 at 6 p.m. Join us in welcoming this Minnesota author.
Durbin has won numerous writing awards. Though his books are written as fiction for young adults, they have appeal to adult readers as well. His stories are rich in adventure and history. His characters face challenges, tragedy and triumph. Durbin’s stories tell tales of Voyageurs, the Northwest Fur Company and Ojibwe natives. Read about Finnish immigrants to Minnesota and a Finnish family’s experience in the Great Depression with a Minnesota/Russia connection. Not only are these stories entertaining, they are stimulating and educational. The Friends of the Library, who are hosting this event, will also be providing coffee and goodies.
Two Harbors Public Library News
Friends of the Library’s Spring Book Sale
Friday, April 11th – Saturday, April 12th
The Friends of the Library are hosting a book sale in the library’s archives room. Don’t let the location fool you – we’ll still have plenty of newer books, audiobooks, and movies in the sale, and the room is nearly overflowing! The sale will take place during normal library hours on Friday, April 11 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Saturday, April 12 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
National Volunteer Week
April 6 -12 is National Volunteer Week, and it gives us the opportunity to recognize all of our dedicated volunteers for the extraordinary services they contribute to the library. Both adults and youth volunteer at the Two Harbors Public Library, for the Friends of the Library, and the Senior Outreach program. The useful work they do helps the library maximize its benefit to our community. Our library wouldn’t be nearly what it is without them. Thank you!
National Library Week
Next week, April 13 -19, is National Library Week. First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support.
All types of libraries - school, public, academic and special - participate. Visit your library and check out all the different types of materials and services available, and pick up a special bookmark or a color-changing pencil celebrating the Library as the Heart of the Community. We’re happy to be serving you, and hope you are just as happy to have us as a part of the community.
For more about library events, see the web sites www.silverbay.com/library.htm and www.twoharborspubliclibrary.com