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Local library observes special week

National Library Week is a time to celebrate the contributions of libraries, librarians and library workers in schools, campuses and communities nationwide--and the perfect time to discover how worlds connect at the library.

The Ellsworth Public Library is celebrating National Library Week with a variety of activities. This year's celebration will include drawings for prizes, coloring contests, "create a bookmark" contest, an author reading and signing, Summer Breeze Quilt Display, and refreshments all week long.

In keeping with this year's theme of "worlds connect," the public library and the Ellsworth Middle and High School libraries are co-sponsoring a drawing. Students can pick up an entry form in their school library and turn it in at the public library for a chance to win fun prizes. Entrants who also check out a book at any of the participating libraries will be given another chance in the drawing (one extra entry slip per day). Elementary and middle school students are invited to enter a coloring contest, while all library visitors can enter a guessing contest.

The public is invited on Saturday, April 18, at 11 a.m., when Susan Huppert will reading and sign her recently published children's picture book, "Climb Aboard." "Climb Aboard" is a picture book for ages 4-8 years. "Climb Aboard" depicts the true story of the Flat Pennies Ice Cream Shop in Bay City. Copies will be available for purchase and signing at the library that day.

The Summer Breeze Quilt display--lovely quilts created by local quilters--will be showcased throughout April. And don't forget the weekly Story Time for ages 2-5 years on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.

Stop in for a visit during National Library Week--and let worlds connect! For more information, visit the library or call 273-3209. The library's hours are Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 10-6; Tuesdays, Thursdays, 10-8; and Saturdays, 9-1.