For those Cheapsters who have been reading our posts for many months, you may recall a post we ran back when we were still very new about the power associated with a library card. Indeed, most people forget just how many resources are available to you regardless of your socioeconomic level at the public libraries. If you haven’t visited your closest library in awhile, we recommend you visit during National Library Week.
The purpose of National Library Week is to draw attention to the role libraries (and their workers) play in helping citizens access resources and programs. Of course, you can check out books to read, but there’s far more than just that. For example, over 4.2 million people visited the Indy Library last year to learn how to use eReaders, to develop resumes and apply online for jobs, and more. National Library Week functions as a way to remind the people that these resources are available to them. Especially with Tax Day starting off the week, it’s good to know what your taxes are buying for you.
National Library Week lasts from Sunday, April 14 through Saturday, April 20. Marion County in particular is observing National Library Week with presentations of FREE programs that appeal to multiple ages and interests. For full details on event calendars, click here to check out the Indianapolis Public Library website. Here are three particular highlights we want to point out:
CIBA Lecture Series – The Central Library Branch is hosting a FREE bicycling travelogue on Sicily at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 20.
Celebrate Earth Day at the Green Library in the Park – Starting at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 20, the Garfield Park Branch will offer earth-friendly crafts, story times, and workshops.
In the Shadow of the Vampyre – At 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 20 at the Wayne Branch, teenagers are invited to take part in a mystery program.