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Happy National Library Week!  First sponsored in 1958 by the American Library Association, National Library Week is a time to highlight the essential role libraries, librarians and library workers play in transforming lives and strengthening communities.   The theme for this year’s celebration, “Connect with Your Library,” promotes the idea that libraries are places to get connected to technology, programs, ideas, classes and many more resources—in addition to books. Most importantly, libraries are a hub, connecting communities to each other.

To celebrate, visit the La Crosse Public Library April 4-9. We’ll have special events, programs, and opportunities all week long to “Connect with Your Library!”

  • Tiny Art Show: Come check out our “Tiny Art Show," on display all week, and vote for your favorites! We will be awarding a “People’s Choice” award gift card to each of the following age categories: 5-12, 13-18, and 19+.
  • Scavenger Hunt: Get to know your library by discovering new collections, exploring library spaces or completing tasks listed on the bingo sheet.  Once you have 4 in a row, turn it in at any service desk for a prize!
  • Library Love Letters: Stop by our circulation desk and post a note sharing what your library means to you.
  • Creation Space Tour: Check out our newest space dedicated to creativity and collaboration!  Take a tour of our Creation Space at 12:30pm on Wednesday, April 6th, then stay for our adult craft program at 1:00pm.
  • Banner Unveiling: Join us on Friday April 8th at 3:00pm as we unveil a new library banner, designed by UW-L student Breckin Sargeant, which will be added to our "Libraries are for Everyone" banner project outside the Main Street Library.
  • Book Sale: Stop by the Friends of the La Crosse Public Library 2-day book sale on Friday, April 8th  (4-6pm) and Saturday, April 9th (10am – 3pm) as we wrap up our National Library Week festivities.  It’s a great way to support our fundraising efforts while getting some new books!  All items are $1 or less.


Check out our events calendar to see our full program line up: