East Chicago Public Library to Celebrate National Library Week April 9-15
National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. It celebrates the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians, and promotes library use and support. All types of libraries - school, public, academic and special - participate. This year's theme is "Libraries Transform".
The East Chicago Public Library is celebrating National Library Week by offering the following free programs:
Monday, April 10 to Saturday, April 15 National Library Kick off – (Main Library)
Check it and Guess it! A jar of candy will be located at the front desk all day. Throughout the week, each time a patron checks out materials they are eligible to guess the number of candies in the jar. The first correct answer drawn will win the jar of delicious sweets. In addition, during National Library Week the Reference Department is offering the chance to win some awesome pries by answering, “How has the library transformed you?” Entry slips may be picked up at the Reference desk. Drawings will be held on Monday, April 17.
Monday, April 10 – Transform Your Garden (Main Library)
Join us for a presentation on caring for houseplants. Families are welcome to attend, so bring the kids!
Tuesday, April 11 – National Library Workers Day (Main Library & Pastrick Branch)
Join us in celebrating National Library Worker’s Day. Stop by the circulation desk at the Main Library or Pastrick Branch and complete a brief questionnaire and receive a thank you gift. Entries with correct answers will be eligible for a prize. Drawing will be held on April 11 at 7:30 p.m. One winner per location.
Wednesday, April 12 – Create Your Own Bookmark (Main Library)
Enjoy light refreshments and create your own stylish bookmark. Refreshments will be served from 10am to 4pm. in the Reference area.
Thursday, April 13 – Patron Appreciation Day – (Main Library)
Join us for coffee and cake from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Get your photo taken for free at the Library Photo Booth in the library’s main lobby from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. We invite you to take a picture and share it on Facebook or Instagram with the #ECPLtransforms hashtag and a comment about how the Library has transformed your life. Readers of all ages are welcome! We will raffle a gift basket as well.
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In addition to this celebration, the library sponsors a number of monthly programs for all ages. Join the Knitting and Crocheting Club or the Adult Coloring Group, take part in Storytime or Cinema Nights. Check out the calendar at www.ecpl.org and get to know your local library. For more information visit any one of six locations: Main Library, 2401 E. Columbus Drive; Pastrick Branch, 1008 W. Chicago Ave.; King Center, 4802 Melville; Penn Center, 3550 Pennsylvania Ave.; Owens Center, 4001 Alexander Ave. and Clemente Center, 3616 Elm Street. Main and Pastrick Branch Libraries hours are Monday thru Thursday from 9 A.M. to 8 P.M. Friday and Saturday from 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. Please call the library for hours of service at the Outreach Reading Rooms. You may also visit the library’s web site at www.ecpl.org or call the library at 219.397.2453.
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Latonya S. Hicks
East Chicago Public Library Dept. Head/Public Relations Dept.
2401 E. Columbus Drive
East Chicago, IN 46312
Ph: 219.397.2453 Ext. 17 Fax: 219-397.6715
For Immediate Release
FREE TAX PREPARATION
EAST CHICAGO – Volunteers from the VITA Program will be available at the Main Library beginning February 2 through March 30 to prepare taxes free of charge for all eligible patrons and members of the community. Although the service is free, appointments are required. Appointments can be made by calling the Reference Department at (219.397.2453 Ext. 12) starting Monday, January 9th. Appointments are on a first come/call, first serve basis. Any calls or walk-ins for appointments should be directed to the reference desk. Before an appointment is made, reference staff will conduct a small questioner. Please bring your completed tax forms from last year and any pertinent forms or statements that have been mailed to you this year when you come to your appointment.