//
you're reading...
Athalie M. Petersen Public Library, Elaine I. Sprauve Library, Florence Williams Public Library, Library news, Reg. Library - Blind & Physically Handicapped, Turnbull Regional Library

Press release: DPNR Celebrates National Library Week with Weeklong Activities


libraries transformCommissioner Dawn L. Henry, Esq. of the Department of Planning and Natural Resources is pleased to announce that the Division of Libraries, Archives and Museums celebrate National Library Week throughout the Territory from Monday April 11th to Friday, April 16th, 2016. 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. This year’s theme, “LIBRARIES TRANSFORM!”

“Libraries today are more than repositories for books and other resources. Libraries are many things to many people. They work with elected officials, small business owners, students and the public at large to discover and address the needs of their communities,” said Dawn L. Henry, Esq., Commissioner.

“The library has always been a place of unlimited possibilities”, “libraries have grown and evolved in how they provide for the needs of every member of their community even with the economic downturn,” “Whatever your interest or need, the library is a great start to finding answers to questions, exploring the world and accessing information on the Internet,” said Ingrid Bough, Territorial Director of Libraries, Archives and Museums.

A key incentive to visit the public libraries during National Library Week is Book Amnesty! Library patrons are encouraged to return their overdue books and have the accrued fines waived! Lost book fines, however, are excluded from the book amnesty throughout the week.

Monday, April 11th

  • St. Thomas – Scheduled class tours @Charles W. Turnbull Regional Library Children’s room

Tuesday, April 12th

  • St. John – 10:00 a.m. Storytelling@Elaine Sprauve Library: Sprauve Elementary School, first grade
  • St. Thomas – Scheduled class tours @Charles W. Turnbull Regional Library Children’s room
  • St. Thomas – 10:30-4:30p.m. St. Thomas Bookmobile@ Nisky Center
  • St. Croix -10:30-12:00 StoryHour@the Florence Williams Public Library. Bring the children to hear a variety of fun & educational children’s stories.

Wednesday, April, 13th is National Bookmobile Day. It’s a day to recognize the contributions of our nation’s bookmobiles and the dedicated professionals who make quality bookmobile outreach possible in their communities.

  • St. John – 9:00 am Storytelling@Elaine Sprauve Public Library with St. John Methodist School 10:00 am Storytelling @Elaine Sprauve Public Library with Sprauve School, first grade
  • St. Thomas – Scheduled class tours @Charles W. Turnbull Regional Library Children’s room
  • St. Thomas – 10:00-12:30p.m. St. Thomas Bookmobile@ Sugar Estate Headstart

Thursday, April 14th

  • St. John – 10:30 am Storytelling@Elaine Sprauve Public Library with Headstart
  • St. Thomas- 11:00a.m. Crafty Thursday @Charles W. Turnbull Regional Library Children’s Room
  • St. Thomas – St. Thomas Bookmobile@ E. Benjamin Oliver Schoool
  • St. Croix -10:30-12:00 StoryHour@the Florence Williams Public Library. Bring the children to hear a variety of
    fun & educational children’s stories.

Friday, April 15th

  • St. Croix – 9:00-1:00p.m St. Croix Bookmobile joins the Department of Education Curriculum and Instruction Division in their celebration of the “Week of the Young Child” at the David Canegata Ball Park. The theme for this year’s event is “Celebrating our Youngest Learners”.
  • St. Croix – Fort Frederik Literacy Scavenger Hunt & Games for kindergarten class with Betz Robb
  • St. Thomas – Charles W. Turnbull Library Children’s Room movie Friday with “Geronimo Stilton” and/or “The Book Thief.” Call library for more information on times of showing.
  • St. Thomas – St. Thomas Bookmobile joins the Department of Education Curriculum and instruction Division in their celebration of the “Week of the Young Child” at the Addelita Cancryn Junior High School field. The theme for this year’s event is “Celebrating our Youngest Learners”.

Saturday, April 16th

  • “Run to Your Library” sponsored by the Virgin Islands Pace Runners in celebration of the 33rd Annual National Week will 6:00 A.M. Start Florence Williams Public Library $10 Entry Fee Course: King St.— Strand St. Multiple Loop 5K = 3.1 Miles Awards to top finishers.
  • During National Library Week, visit the Regional Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped in Golden Rock to learn of the critical services delivered and assistive devices to special needs patrons of all ages territory-wide. The Regional Library has a talking books program that provides audiotaped books and cassettes free of charge. This free library program brings reading materials in digital audio and Braille formats straight to the homes of patrons from preschoolers to centenarians.

For more information, contact the Charles W. Turnbull Public Library on St. Thomas at 774-0630, the Florence Williams Public Library at 773-5715, the Athalie Petersen Public Libraries at 772-0315 and the Regional Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped at 718-2250 on St. Croix or the Elaine I. Sprauve Public Library at 776-6359.

Advertisements

About vingn

The Virgin Islands Next Generation Network (viNGN) was established in 2010 as a public corporation; it is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Virgin Islands Public Finance Authority. viNGN was funded primarily from a grant by the National Telecommunications Information Administration (NTIA) as part of a federal program to improve the broadband capacity in the United States, its territories, and the District of Columbia.The program is called the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP).

Discussion

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Meet viNGN President and Chief Executive Officer H. Mark McGibbon, Ph.D. & D.B.A.


Learn Something New Today!


Child Internet Safety Videos


Tweet Us!

Personal Development



Sign up for PCC Alerts

Follow on Linked In

Archives

%d bloggers like this: