National Library Week is April 3-9, 2022. Connect with your library.
Connect with your library April 3rd through 9th during National Library Week! Visit us online at longviewlibrary.org or in person Monday-Thursday 10 AM - 6 PM and Friday and Saturday 12 NOON - 4 PM.
We are celebrating with themed dress-up days - we'd love for you to join in the fun! Come in and show us your outfit, post on our Facebook, or tag us #longviewlibrary on Instagram!
Monday: Hat Day
Tuesday: Librarian Stereotype Day
Wednesday: Tacky Day
Thursday: Book Character Day
Friday: Western Day
Saturday: Monochrome Day
All month long we'll have an interactive display in the Koth Gallery where we are writing a community acrostic poem with the word "library." What does the library mean to you? Come in and make a contribution!
The Friends of the Library will be having a Book Sale Friday and Saturday in the gallery and auditorium 12 NOON - 4 PM. To accomodate the sale, Drive-Thru pickup service will close early, at 11:45 AM, on both days. Holds will be available to pick up at the Lower Floor Desk instead. 
Kelli Russell Agodon, Friday April 22, 7 PM. Celebrate National Poetry Month with this acclaimed Washington poet.
Celebrate National Poetry Month with our first Northwest Voices event of 2022 featuring the acclaimed Washington poet Kelli Russell Agodon. 
Kelli will be presenting on Friday, April 22 at 7 PM on Zoom. Her latest collection, "Dialogues with Rising Tides," was published by Copper Canyon Press in 2021. From the publisher: "each poem facilitates a humane and honest conversation with the forces that threaten to take us under. The anxieties and heartbreaks of life - including environmental collapse, cruel politics, and the persistent specter of suicide - are met with emotional vulnerability and darkly sparkling humor." 
2022 Podcast Reading Challenge. Our Shelf Challenge
Tune in to our latest podcast episode on Beverly Cleary! Becky, Austin, Joanne, and Jakob have a fun conversation about the author, who wrote humorous, heartfelt children's books for over seven decades. 
Your Shelf or Mine is available to listen to on Stitcher, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and more. Just search your podcast app for "Your Shelf or Mine." 
Join the 2022 Podcast Reading Challenge on Beanstack and read along with us through the year as we take a month to focus on a new author. You can read ahead or behind, just make sure you're checking off the activites on Beanstack as you go! Our author for April is David Rakoff!
Still from drone video of library restoration
Click through to view this short drone footage of the library during its ongoing exterior restoration project! The City's contractor is currently restoring the terra cotta surfaces and repairing mortar joints. They have applied a clear masonry sealer to about half of the bricks and will be finishing on our next clear Sunday. The sloped roof has also been cleaned to remove debris and reveal the colors and texture of the natural slate. 
Friends of the Library Book Sale April 8 & 9; Noon to 4 PM Lower Floor Lobby & Auditorium
Photo of Denim Day display featuring three pairs of denim jeans with messages written on them and an information sign about Denim Day

Denim Day

The Hope Project, the sexual assault advocacy section of the Emergency Support Shelter, has a display up in the library during the month of April for Denim Day.  
Demin Day is a campaign on the last Wednesday in April, April 27 this year, in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. It began after a ruling by the Italian Supreme Court in 1998 that overturned a rape conviction, arguing that the victim could not have been raped because of the jeans she was wearing. 
Find the display on the Main Floor near the teen space and graphic novel collections to learn more. 
LPL Seed Library logo

Seed Library 2022

The LPL Seed Library is back for 2022, in a slightly different format. While the library fills three full-time positions, we are doing a more streamlined model:
Starting April 15, cardholders can pick up a seed library kit. The kit will include 15 assorted seed packets, reading lists, a planting guide, and other information to get your garden off to a good start. The first 100 people to pick up kits will recieve a deluxe version which includes popsicle stick row markers, coconut coir pellets for planting, and a Rite-in-Rain notebook for garden planning and recording your observations. One kit per household, please. 
Every kit will also include a ticket to prize drawings, to be held in June. You'll have the chance to earn additional tickets by logging your garden progress, completing challenges, and participating on social media. Additional information and prizes will be announced soon. Stay tuned!
Pre-K Packets. Like a story time to go! New packets availalbe weekly February 7 - April 9
All Ages Crafts. Pick up the supply packet. Watch the instructions online. New crafts available every other week February 7 - April 9
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Contractor cleans of the copper cupola as part of the ongoing library exterior restoration project
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