Library to observe week with special events


NORWAY — The Norway Memorial Library is celebrating National Library Week, Sunday through Saturday, April 11 to 17, by declaring it a Fine Free Week, holding a Patron Appreciation Day on Wednesday, April 14, when light refreshments will be available, and beginning an “A.S.K. Here” campaign, encouraging the community to think of the library when they are in need of information.

A.S.K. stands for ask, seek and know and highlights the importance of information literacy; or the ability to recognize when information is needed, the ability to locate the information needed and the ability to use the information in a beneficial way.

It is also the first week that new travel mugs with the library’s “Learning and Leisure for Life” slogan will be sold as a fundraiser, supporting some of its many programs.

As well as being a resource for books in print, audio and digital formats, and for movies, magazines, and newspapers, Norway Memorial Library is a place where people of all ages can come together for meetings, lectures and programs, to use the free wireless or public access computers for job searching, apartment and home searching, communicating with family and friends, and doing research and schoolwork.

Children and families participate in story times and play times. Teens visit the newly opened Teen Room. It’s a place where works by local artists and crafters are displayed and collections and items are exhibited.

First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April.

For more information, visit the Norway Memorial Library at 258 Main St., call 743-5309 or see the library’s Web site at