This will be one for the books – literally!
The Fullerton Public Library will join its counterparts across the nation in observing “National Library Week” April 8-14.
In keeping with the week’s theme, “You belong @ your library,” the Fullerton Public Library will host a variety of special activities for all ages, including a screening of the Academy Award-winning film “Hugo” for students in its After-School Club,
The week will also focus on helping children develop a love of reading by encouraging them to participate in the library’s popular “Read to the Dogs” program, as well as provide a special edition of the “Bedtime Bears” story program for children 3-6 and their parents.
A variety of special programs will be presented for adults, including a screening of the film “Anonymous,” a lecture on tsunamis and the potential threat they pose to Southern California, and a special reading and book signing by author Gustavo Arellano.
The variety of programs planned for the week mirror the library’s prime goal, which is to “provide a wide range of opportunities for people with diverse needs and interests,” said Maureen Gebelein, director of the Fullerton Public Library.
“That means providing their communities with tailor-made collections and services for people of diverse backgrounds, language abilities and technological skills.”
Today’s libraries help level the playing field by making both print and digital information affordable, available and accessible to all people, Gebelein continued. Libraries provide cultural heritage and genealogical collections, materials in print and electronic formats, job seeking resources, English as Second Language materials, and many other creative and resourceful programs.
“Whether you are a job seeker looking for resources to land new employment, a businessman looking for information to help boost business, a parent looking for free activities for children, or a student searching for your next favorite book, you belong at your library,” Gebelein said.
Admission to all the programs and activities is free.
The Fullerton Main Library is located at 353 W. Commonwealth Ave., adjacent to Fullerton City Hall, and the Hunt Branch Library is located at 201 S. Basque Ave., in southwest Fullerton.
Further information about “National Library Week” activities may be obtained by calling the Fullerton Main Library at (714) 738-6327, or the Hunt Branch Library at (714) 738-3122.
Individuals and parents of children requiring special accommodations to attend any of the programs are asked to notify the library staff prior to the event.