To show Pierce County Library System’s customers and potential customers that libraries really can and do change an individual’s world, the Library System is offering a variety of programs to celebrate National Library Week the entire month of April. Under this year’s National Library Week theme, “Change Your World,” Pierce County Libraries will offer fun, smart and friendly programs.
“Throughout the month, we plan to thank our customers for their great use and support of our libraries and we encourage and welcome new customers to check out the libraries, too,” said Neel Parikh, library director for Pierce County Library System. “Libraries are key to successful communities and families and play a vital role in providing people with the resources they need to live, learn and work.”
Labels, Leadville and Lore-Author Douglas Rhoades will share his experiences of discovery and treasure from finds in western Colorado to Salem, Ore. (Saturday, April 1, 1 p.m., Lakewood Pierce County Library, 6300 Wildaire Rd. S.W.)
Where’s the University in University Place?-Dale Wirsing will discuss the history of University Place. (Monday, April 3, 7 p.m., University Place Pierce County Library, 3605 Bridgeport Way W.)
Noisy Tales-Charlie “The Noise Guy” Williams will tell stories using an array of realistic sound effects. (Saturday, April 8, 10 a.m., DuPont Pierce County Library , 1540 Wilmington Dr. and Saturday, April 8, 1 p.m., Steilacoom Pierce County Library, 2950 Steilacoom Blvd.)
All of the events are free and offered by Friends of the libraries.
The Library System serves more than 500,000 people in the county and is the state’s fourth largest library. The libraries offer families and children fun, education and free access to more than a million books, CDs and more.