Thursday, March 16, 2006

A Birthday Invitation

A Birthday Invitation

Happy Birthday Lane Memorial Library! The Library turns 125 years old on April 2, 2006.

Come join us the first week of April and help us celebrate both the 125th birthday of the library and National Library Week. Come celebrate 125 years of service to the public!

Starting Monday April 3rd, and for the next 125 days, to August 5th, the library will have a free raffle – anyone coming into the library may fill out a ticket to be entered into the drawing. There will be monthly drawings along the way for smaller prizes for both the adults and the children, and those tickets will again be entered for the grand prizes to be drawn on August 5th. The grand prize for the adults is a $125 gift certificate to the Library Restaurant in Portsmouth. The grand prize for the children is 125 quarters, one for every year the library has been in existence. The more times you visit between April 3rd and August 5th and enter, the better the chances are that you will win something!

Monday through Friday, April 3rd – 7th, for National Library Week the library will have free coffee and probably even a munchie, for the patrons who come in from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Monday, April 3rd, the Friends of the Library are sponsoring a performance by Wayne from Maine at 3:30 in the afternoon in the Lane Room. Registration of both child and attending adult is required as numbers are limited by the fire codes. Later at 6:30 that evening in the Lane Room, the Library is presenting a free classical guitar performance by accomplished guitarist, Peter Fletcher.

Tuesday, April 4th, is National Library Workers Day. In addition to the free coffee, hosted by the Trustees of the Library, the librarians will give short tours of the backroom spaces at 10 a.m.,2 p.m. and 4 p.m. This is your chance to see the behind the scenes workings of the library and discover who and what is behind those closed doors! Let the library staff know how much you appreciate them on National Library Workers Day. Spend a minute to talk with them and/or write them a comment on the flip chart. Remember to fill out your ticket and enter the free raffle!

Wednesday, April 5th, after the free coffee, the Library is hosting an all-day birthday party for the public with free cake! Come celebrate 125 years (no candles though!) Wander through the original library building and admire the architectural details. Sit in the newly refurbished Dearborn Room and peruse a large print book. Check out your ancestors in the New Hampshire Room.

Thursday, April 6th. Don’t forget the free coffee and raffle! The Friends of the Library will be in all day, behind the scenes, setting up for the Friday Children’s Book Sale.

Friday, April 7th, will be the last day of free coffee. The Friends of the Library will have a book sale of gently read Children’s Books. The local first graders will make a school field trip to the library where each student will have a chance to buy their own special book for a quarter. At 2 p.m. the book sale will open to the public and continue on Saturday from 9 – 2.


Post a Comment

<< Home