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Happy National Library Week

This week is National Library Week (April 10th-April 16th) and the Pollard’s celebrating by letting you, our patrons, know that you really matter:

  • Massachusetts Library Snapshot Day
    Wednesday, April 13th

    Pollard Library will join libraries across the Commonwealth and the nation to provide a “snapshot” of what happens in a day in the life of libraries. How many books are checked out? How many people receive help finding a job? Doing their taxes? Doing their homework? During Snapshot Day, libraries will collect data and photos that help demonstrate the value of libraries and raise public awareness that libraries are busier than ever. Everyone can participate just by doing your regular library business: using the Internet, picking up books, checking out DVDs, returning CDs, tutoring and/or being tutored, participating in a storytime, conducting research, learning, laughing and/or enjoying a moment of quiet reflection. So come on down and be a part of it just by doing what you do. Pictures from the day will be posted on the Pollard’s Flickr page.
  • Pollard’s Annual National Library Week Poster Contest – All Week!The entries are in and they’ve been displayed all around the ground floor children’s area. Starting today, and running through Saturday, April 16th, patrons can vote for their favorite posters. Ballots are in a small pink plastic box at the Children’s Reference Desk. One Ballot Per Person. Even grownups can vote. At the desk is also a marked jar to collect completed ballots. Winners will be announced during the week of April 18th. The categories are:
    • Preschool/Kindergarten
    • Grade One/Grade Two
    • Grade Three/Grade Four

So please come on down to the Pollard this week, make your voices heard, let us know what you think, enjoy our space, materials, and services, and celebrate your library, as we celebrate you! See you there!