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Column: April activities abound at Colby library

5:12 PM, Mar. 29, 2013  |  Comments
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April takes readers to India for the "Read Around the World" program at the Colby Public Library. Books, movies, music and souvenirs from that land will be featured.

For all you fishermen and fisherwomen, a special display will be created with items to check out about "all things fishing."

This is to get everyone ready for the Colby Lion's Smelt Feed on April 24 at the Lions Shelter. Friends and patrons of the CPL are encouraged to sign up to help serve. There are two shifts to choose from. Help for clean up is also appreciated. The CPL will earn a percentage of the profits for serving people dining in the shelter by supplying workers. Call 715-223-2000 to volunteer.

Children ages 1 to 11 are invited to enter the Culver's National Library Week Coloring Contest. Coloring pages are available at the library. Children are asked to celebrate their favorite book by drawing a picture about it. When returning the drawing to the library, a certificate for a free single scoop custard will be given. At the end of the month, two lucky winners will receive certificates for free Culver's meals through a random drawing. The contest runs through April 1 to 30. One entry per person, please.

National Library Week is April 14 to 20. To celebrate, free replacement cards for those who have lost or damaged their cards will be offered. As always, cards for new patrons are free.

The afternoon book club will meet at 1 p.m. April 16 to discuss a variety of books by Wisconsin author Michael Perry. The CPL owns copies of all his works. The evening book club will discuss "Little Bee" by Chris Cleave at 7:30 p.m. April 17.

A field trip to see Michael Perry at the LuCille Tack Center in Spencer will be April 13. The library has a few tickets left; otherwise call the LuCille Tack Center to obtain seats. Perry will provide readings from his books and his band, The Long Beds, will perform. Everyone who attended his show the last time Perry was in the area was elated with the performance.

The CPL has expanded its books on CD section. Many new titles have been added for the listening enjoyment of patrons. Try listening to a book on your commute to work, a family trip or while you are working at home. You may be surprised how much you like it!

In March, the library lost a great patron, book club member, volunteer and friend with the passing of Maddie Thums. Thanks to everyone who gave memorial donations in her memory, allowing a dozen new titles to be added to the CPL collection. Each time these materials are used, the memory of Maddie will be in our hands and hearts.

The final story time session for the school year will be at 10:30 a.m. April 25 in the community room of the Colby City Hall. Information on registering for the summer reading program will be available.

See you in the library!

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