@ your library during National Library Week
Despite last night’s twenty seven degree drop, spring time is upon us. Flowers and trees are budding out. April is nearly here. The library will be a busy spot in April. The City of Radford issued a proclamation recognizing April 8th through the 14th as National Library Week. During this week, you may return your overdue items to us and not pay any fines. Also, during this week, on Monday through Saturday, adults may come in and watch a movie on our large screen. All movies are book based. During our children’s class on Wednesday at 4:30, come learn about libraries and make a bookmark. Radford University Chemistry club will be here Thursday, April 12th to answer the question, “will it sink or will it float?” This is in recognition of the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic.
Jamie Duval and I recently returned from a national library conference in Philadelphia and you should see extra energy and ideas at your Radford library. In order to pull off some of these ideas for young people, we are looking for the following items: wooden boxes your mandarin oranges came in, empty paper towel rolls, cardboard egg cartons, used, clean popsicle sticks, old blue jean and t-shirts, used, clean plastic milk jugs, shoe boxes, old hotwheels cars, empty cardboard cylindrical oatmeal containers—try saying that 5 times fast, altoids containers, small glass jars, plastic lids to soda bottles, old broken crayons, yarn and random metal parts, i.e. nuts, bolts, wire, keys, etc.
Yes, Radford, we will reuse these discards for crafts. Please bring items in a container so we may store them. Also needed for the next book sale in May are book donations, especially children’s books. So, as you are cleaning out your houses, letting in the fresh air, fill up a sack of items for the library. April 15th through the 21st is also National Volunteer Week and the library is one agency that greatly benefits from the volunteers who serve.
In honor of National Library Week, please know that for those who have smart phones, the library’s website, www.radfordpl.org now has a mobile interface and you may search our catalog and many of our electronic resources with a mobile friendly app. The library is here to serve the community. If there is a resource you need or want, do not hesitate to let us know.