The Yankton Community Library is celebrating National Library Week April 8-14, 2018!
On Monday, April 9, Director Tonya Ferrell will be presenting our Annual Report to the City Commission, as well as receiving the National Library Week Proclamation from Mayor Jake Hoffner. Library Supporters are invited to fill the commission chambers in support of our library!
Throughout the week, we are inviting the community to participate in our “Bookface Challenge”. Never heard of bookface? Per the New York Times article from 2015 Oh, Those Clever Librarians and Their #Bookface: “Bookface involves strategically lining up your face or another body part alongside a book cover that features a matching body part so that there appears a melding of life and art.” Post your own bookface on Facebook, tag Yankton Community Library, and add the hashtag #YCLBookFace to be entered into our contest for the best Yankton bookface!
The American Library Association is also inviting people across the country to participate in National Library Week in the following three ways: visit your library; show your support for libraries on social media using the hashtags #NationalLibraryWeek and #LibrariesTransform; and participate in their “Where did the library lead you?” promotion. They are asking people to post to Twitter, Instagram, or the I Love Libraries Facebook page with the hashtag #LibrariesLead. People who share their stories will be entered into a random drawing for a $100 gift card and a copy of the book Firebird by Misty Copeland, this year’s National Library Week Honorary Chair. Find more information at http://www.ilovelibraries.org/national-library-week.
On Thursday, April 12 we will once again be celebrating Beverly Cleary’s birthday by hosting a “DEAR Day” – Drop Everything And Read. If you haven’t joined us in the past, we bring out reading chairs and invite citizens, City of Yankton employees, City & County Commissioners, the Library Board of Trustees, and Friends of the Library to join in our celebrations by dropping what they’re doing for 15 minutes of the day and reading in one of our chairs. Our goal is to have people “DEAR-ing” in our chairs all day long.