Celebrate National Library Week

At its March 26, 2019, meeting the Collier County Board of County Commissioners proclaimed National Library Week in Collier County, April 7 through April 13. The Collier County Public Library will join libraries across the county in celebrating the many ways libraries build strong communities. Libraries provide critical resources, programs and expertise and use National Library Week to highlight the valuable role libraries, librarians and library workers play in transforming lives and communities.

Did you know Collier County Public Library has 208,352 library card users? Last year the 10 public library locations welcomed more than one million visitors who checked out more than two million library items and attended more than 80,000 library programs for children, tweens, teens and adults.

Throughout the county, from Everglades City to Immokalee, your Collier County Public Library partners with national, state and local organizations for summer reading and adult programs that are both educational and fun. Check out your local branch library during National Library Week for a myriad activities including scavenger hunts, children’s story times, teen programs, music, health and technology programs and more. Here is a sampling of the activities being offered during National Library Week –

April 8, 5:00-6:30 p.m. – Naples Regional Library – iPhone, iPad, and Mac Computer Help

April 8, 5:30-6:30 p.m. – Immokalee Branch Library – Flashlight Teen Egg Hunt

April 9, 9:15-10:15 a.m. – South Regional Library – Meditation

April 9, 10:00-10:30 a.m. – Immokalee Branch Library – Story Time with the Collier County Tooth Fairy

April 9, 10:30-11:00 a.m. – Golden Gate Branch Library – Family Story Time

April 9, 4:00-5:00 p.m. – Vanderbilt Beach Branch Library – book discussion, Speak No Evil

April 10, 9:00 a.m.-Noon – Headquarters Library – Pee Wee Play Dates, Ages 9 months to Pre-Kindergarten

April 10, 2:00-3:30 p.m. – Naples Regional Library – Is it Time for Hip or Knee Replacement?

April 11, 10:30-11:00 a.m. – Marco Island Branch Library – Family Story Time

April 11, 6:00-7:30 p.m. – Headquarters Library – Artificial Intelligence: Its Societal Impact & Future Implications

April 12, 10:30-Noon – Estates Branch Library – Genealogy Databases

April 12, 3:30-4:30 p.m. – Estates Branch Library – Getting the Pictures You Want from your Digital Camera

April 13, 2:00-4:00 p.m. – Headquarters Library – free public screening of Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

For more information about these events and other programs at the Collier County Public Library, visit collierlibrary.org and click on Event Guide.

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