Mural in the Main Library Story Hour Room

National Library Week

Posted on April 14, 2014 at 1:34 PM

National Library Week CommitteeThe Wells County Public Library joins libraries in schools, campuses, and communities nationwide in celebrating National Library Week from April 13-19 with a “Lives Change @ Your Library” theme.

First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association and is a time to highlight the value of libraries, librarians and library workers.

To help celebrate there will be several events and activities at both the Main Library in Bluffton and at the Ossian Branch.

Then and Now Displays @ Bluffton & Ossian

Throughout the week check out the “Then and Now” display to see how the library has changed over the years and the different mobile services the library has offered, from the bookmobile to online resources currently available on the library’s website and via mobile apps. You can also see a special “Milestone” display at the Main Library that will highlight favorite books from staff and volunteers that are celebrating milestones with the library.

Mobile Monday

Bluffton: April 14: 3-6 pm

Stop by this info booth to learn about library-related apps for checking out eBooks, renewing library books, placing holds, learning a foreign language, and more. If you already have a library-related app on your smart phone or tablet, show us at the table for a prize. You can see a complete list of apps on the Library Mobile Apps page.

NLW 2014

Wacky Wheel Wednesday

Bluffton & Ossian: April 16

When you check out materials, spin the wheel or drop a “disk” for a special prize. Win candy, free movie rentals, t-shirts, and more.


“Be a Friend” Thursday

Bluffton: April 17: 5-6 pm

Join us for the Friends of the Library’s annual meeting. Learn how you can join the Friends, how the Friends help support the library, and other ways to volunteer. Light refreshments will be provided. Bring a friend and you can also receive a prize.


New Library Card?

Anyone that signs up for a NEW library card during the week will receive a $1 library coupon for future use.

Throughout the week, you can also receive a piece of candy just for checking out.

National Library Week programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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Written by Emily Marshall

Hey everyone! I’m Emily Marshall. As the Community Relations Manager for WCPL, I’m usually sitting in front of my computer creating posters in Photoshop, planning library programs, or teaching computer classes. In my spare time, I enjoy reading teen books, watching way too much TV, traveling, playing board games, and trying to convince people that cheesy Hallmark Channel and ABC Family original movies aren't “that bad.” I also love messages, so feel free to email me at emarshall(at)

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