EVPL invites the public to celebrate National Public Library Week

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) — The Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library (EVPL) reminds you that it’s National Public Library Week.

This year, National Public Library Week is celebrated April 19 – 25.

National Public Library Week is an annual celebration highlighting the valuable role libraries and library staff play in transforming lives and strengthening communities.

The EVPL’s doors may be temporarily closed because of the pandemic, but the public can still use library services, 24/7.

The EVPL has digital collections, online resources, and virtual programs via Facebook and YouTube, and encourages readers to celebrate National Public Library Week with them.

Some of the ways that people can celebrate are:

Stay at Home Reading Challenge – While you are practicing social distancing the next few weeks, participate in a reading challenge on your own or with your family! EVPL locations may be closed, but you can access digital content here. Books in any format and from any collection will count. Happy Reading!

Virtual Field Trip Challenge – Many museums, aquariums, parks, and music venues are providing virtual experiences during this time. We challenge you to participate in five virtual tours and read a book related to it. Happy Reading!

1OOO Books Before Kindergarten – Congratulations on taking the first step to kindergarten readiness! Children of any age who have not yet started kindergarten – and their grown-ups – can participate. You can also read the same book multiple times, and the book can be from your own collection or from our collection! The goal is to have read 1000 books before your child starts kindergarten. We know your family can achieve this goal, and we are here to help you along the way!

To find out more about The Evansville Vanderburgh Public Libraries, and National Library Week, click here.

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(This story was originally published on April 21, 2020)

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