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National Library Week is April 8-14!

By Maria Levetzow

The Bettendorf Public Library Information Center joins the American Library Association and libraries across the country to celebrate the 60th observance of National Library Week, April 8-14th.  This annual occasion recognizes the many ways libraries lead their communities through the transformative services, programs, materials, and expertise they offer.

This year as part of our National Library Week celebration we are asking our Bettendorf community to lead us to a new library card design! Beginning April 8th, the Bettendorf Public Library will be accepting submissions of original artwork that celebrates libraries and literacy, to be featured on limited edition Bettendorf Public Library cards.  The Library will select finalists in Youth, Teen/Tween, and Adult age categories from the eligible submissions. Winning entries in each category will be selected by a public vote during the 2018 Summer Reading Program, and will be available for issue during Library Card Sign-up Month this September.  Complete contest rules and design templates will be available online and in-person at the Library in April.

For those who may less artistically-inclined, never fear! National Library Week brings additional reasons to celebrate.  Play library bingo to learn more about what the Library has to offer, have your overdue fines forgiven, collect cool swag, have fun with staff, and otherwise celebrate all things LIBRARY!   Using our bookface display, you can take a selfie and post it to the library Facebook or Instagram page and give a shout out about why you love your library.  Follow us on social media for the latest news about National Library Week and what’s happening at BPL.