April 9 - 14 is National Library Week, a time to honor the contributions of libraries, librarians and library workers in schools, campuses and communities nationwide.
First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April.
Hamden Public Libraries are celebrating National Library Week with several special activities. The Children’s Department at Miller Memorial Central Library, 2901 Dixwell Ave., presents Ted Peterson’s “Magic of Reading” for all ages in Thornton Wilder Hall on Monday, April 9 at 7 p.m.
On Wednesday, April 11 at 10:30 a.m., Science Snoopers present “The Swamp Thing”—featuring live frogs—for ages 4-6. Call 203 230-3770 to register or for further information.
Fines Forgiveness Days are scheduled for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, April 10, 11 and 12. Anyone who has overdue items borrowed from any Hamden Library may return them accompanied by non-perishable food items for distribution through the Food Bank and fines will be waived. This applies only to fines for outstanding items and does not cover charges for lost or damaged materials or collection fees.
For more information about National Library Week activities, call 287-2680 or see the library’s web site at www.hamdenlibrary.org.