Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Affairs of the Heart @ your library

Love is certainly in the air at the library this month, as February marks not only Valentine’s Day, but also Love Your Library Month and American Heart Month.

This February, libraries across the country are all about “heart.” Here are just a few examples of what libraries are doing to commemorate these events.

The West Babylon (N.Y.) Public Library’s YA section will promote reading this month with Fall in Love with a Good Book @ your library, featuring a selection of teen romance novels. The library is also hosting Candy Hearts @ your library, inviting teens to submit estimates of how many conversational hearts are in a jar for the chance to win prizes, along with the candy.

The Beaufort County (S.C.) Library will focus on a different kind of heart this month, with Read your way to a healthy heart @ your library. In honor of American Heart Month, the library is promoting its selection of the latest books on cardiovascular health and what library users can do to prevent heart disease.

The Sugar Land Branch Library of the Fort Bend County (Texas) Library System will have some sweet treats for library visitors this February with its Afternoon Indulgence: Chocolate and Romance @ your library book talk. Library users are invited to visit the library and nibble chocolates during a special romance edition of the libraries book talk series, which will include discussions of both fictional and factual love affairs throughout literature.

The Mark Skinner Library of Manchester Village, Vt. will host a variety of programs throughout the month as part of its Love Your Library Month @ your library celebration at Mark Skinner. Programs for all ages and interests encourage a wide range of library users to rediscover why they love their library this February. Programs will include Valentine’s Day arts and crafts, movie nights, concerts and an author talk about writing romance novels.

McKenney Library of Hopewell, Va. invites children to take part in the monthly meeting of the “Cool Kids Club” by taking part in Valentine’s Day Crafts @your library. Participants will make one-of-a-kind gifts for family and friends. Special Valentine’s Day stories and songs will also be featured during the event.

Campaign for America’s Libraries is the ALA’s public awareness campaign that promotes the value of libraries and librarians. Thousands of libraries of all types – across the country and around the globe - use the Campaign’s @ your library® brand. The Campaign is made possible in part by ALA’s Library Champions.

American Libraries Magazine | 50 East Huron | Chicago, IL 60611 | 2013© American Library Association |  By Megan McFarlane  Created 02/05/2013 - 16:26

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