Friday, April 16, 2010

AF Library Tenth Anniversary Celebration!

It was ten whole years ago, in April 2000, that my family joined in the book brigade wherein hundreds of helpful library patrons passed books hand-to-hand from the library's temporary warehouse on Pacific Drive to its present and beautiful location in Robinson Park. Library lovers won't want to miss the fun anniversary events planned this month:

Candyland Late Night, Friday, April 16 (tonight!), 7:00 p.m. -- Children of all ages will love the opportunity to be in the library after hours, enjoying a late night Candyland activity including treats and games. Admission is a gift from the library wish list -- donate when you pre-register at the circulation desk. Gifts will be opened during the evening. Registration is limited to 100 children, and children must be accompanied by an adult. Unfortunately, this event is already SOLD OUT -- but if you want to take your chances, I heard there may be a few slots still available tonight for those who come bearing gifts.

Bibliophile Treasure Night, Wednesday, April 21, 6:30 p.m. -- Bring a book that you treasure to share with other book lovers. The book can be old, interestingly bound, or beautifully illustrated. These are not necessarily books you recommend for others to read, but books from your personal library you'd like to tell about. Please bring no more than three books. You may also bring new or gently used books to swap. Organizers are asking for adults only at this event. Mayor Hadfield tells me he'll be bringing his favorite Clive Custler titles.

"Go the Extra Mile" 5K Run/Walk Fundraiser for the Library -- This is the second annual Volunteer Week 5K Run/Walk, and this year the proceeds will benefit programs and supplies at the library. All ages and abilities are invited to participate. Registration is $20 and may be completed in person at the library or online by following this link. The event takes place at the NEW! and EXCITING! Art Dye Trail.

Ice Cream Social, Monday, April 26, 7:00 p.m. -- Come one, come all, and celebrate with a giant ice cream sundae. Purchase $1 paper scoops at the library any time during the month of April, and help us build a dessert of mammoth proportions. Proceeds will benefit the library's collections. On the evening of the 26th, join us to redeem your scoops for actual ice cream. Enjoy your treat while you take a walk down memory lane, perusing the art tiles in the children's library. Then look forward to the future by participating in a time capsule activity. We'll include letters from children detailing what they think libraries and reading will be like in years to come, as well as items of significance to be discovered by library users of the future.

All events (excepting the 5K) will take place at the American Fork Library at 64 South 100 East. Call the library with any questions at (801) 763-3070.


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