First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. All types of libraries – school, public, academic and special – participate.
April 1- 30th: Food for Fines ~ Bring in up to 5 nonperishable food items per card to use towards overdue fines (not lost or damaged items). Each item = $1.00 in overdue fines.
April 6- 30th: Culver’s Coloring Contest pick up a coloring page (available at the youth services desk). Bring it back and receive a Culver’s coupon for a scoop of custard. Open to ages 4 – 11.
Monday, April 13th: Stop in the library for coffee and donuts!
From April 13- 18: Children who get a NEW library card will receive a fun pack filled with a coloring book, pencil, bookmark and sticker! (while supplies last)
In celebration of National Library Week, the Matheson Memorial Library is
offering Food for Fines from April 1st through April 30th.
Donate up to 5 nonperishable food items at the circulation desk and receive up to $5.00 off of your overdue fines.
The donation can’t be used for other fees, such as lost or damaged items. Limit 5 items per card.
All food donations benefit the Elkhorn Food Pantry.
2015 Food Pantry Wish List (All items must be nonperishable and not expired)
Corned beef hash
Sloppy joe mix
The Friends of Matheson Memorial library welcomes bestselling author Jennifer Chiaverini on Wednesday, March 11 at 6:30pm in the Community Center. The appearance is part of the Middleton, Wisconsin author’s national book tour for her latest release, Mrs. Grant & Madame Jule.
Chiaverini is the multiple New York Times-bestselling author of the beloved Elm Creek Quilt series, as well as several historical fiction novels, quilt guides, and designer of her own fabric line offered by Red Rooster Fabrics.
This free event is sponsored by the Friends of Matheson Memorial Library. Please arrive early to ensure a seat! Book signing to follow. Books will also be available for purchase.