Verona Library Celebrates National Library Week

By on April 6, 2015

MyVeronaNJ-booksNational Library Week (April 12 – 18, 2015) is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and library workers and to promote library use and support. From free access to books and online resources for families to library business centers that help support entrepreneurship and retraining, libraries offer opportunity to all. The theme for 2015 National Library Week is “Unlimited Possibilities @ your Library.”

From April 12 to 18, 2015, the Verona Public Library will offer amnesty on overdue library fines (existing fines and lost items are excluded). We will kick off the week’s celebration with cake and coffee on Monday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please join us for a week of great activities and programs!

Schedule of Events for Adults & Kids:

Sunday, 4/12: Fine amnesty begins

Monday, 4/13, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm: Cake & coffee

Tuesday, 4/14, 7:30 pm: Paintings of Old Verona, presented by Robert Williams

Thursday, 4/16, 10:00 am: First Music Lesson for Little Ones with Jaime Maraviglia (ages: Babies – Kindergarten)

Thursday, 4/16, 3:30 pm: Library Bingo! The Game Where Everybody Wins (lots of prizes!). For kids of all ages.

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Friday, 4/17, 3:30 pm: After School Craft for Kids. Make a Spring Bird’s Nest!

Saturday, 4/18, 10:00 am: Family Story Time & Craft. Nursery Rhymes & stories for infants through Kindergarten

Saturday, 4/18, 11:00 am: Gentle Yoga for Adults with instructor Betty Larrea

Saturday, 4/18: Last day of fine amnesty

Teen & Tween Events:

Get Carded @ Verona Public Library: Teens and tweens, drop in after school during National Library Week and show the librarian in the Children’s Room your library card and get a small prize. Prizes could include candy, stickers, mini-duct tape rolls, paperback books and more! If you don’t have a library card, sign-up for one! Prizes will be given out between 3 and 4:30 p.m.

Make It & Take It Teen Crafts: Teens and tweens are invited to drop-in after school on Monday, April 13 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. and get creative. Make a variety of crafts, including painted sun catchers, duct tape “anything”, custom headband and more! These crafts are appropriate for ages 12 and up. Supplies will be provided. No registration required.

After-School Gaming Cafe: Teens and tweens the Library is hosting an After School Gaming Café in the Library’s Meeting Room. Drop-in after school on Wednesday, April 15 between 3 and 4:30 p.m., bring your favorite mobile gaming device, hang-out, eat snacks, and play Minecraft on the Library’s Raspberry Pi.

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Review and Win!: In celebration of Teen Literature Day, every teen or tween that submits a written review of a book of their choice by Thursday, April 16th will receive one entry into a prize drawing for a free copy of Twilight, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, The Book Thief, or The Hobbit.

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