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National Library Week Celebration set for April 13 -19
The 5th annual Dewey Dash 5k run and 1-mile walk will be held on Sunday, April 19. This yearâ€™s Dewey Dash will be dedicated to the memory of Kim Urquizu. Proceeds will be used to fund computers in the public computer room. Events start at 8:30 a.m.
The 5k course is USATF certified. Runners may register at the library. Online registration is also available through the libraryâ€™s website at www.elburn.lib.il.us. Race day registration is available from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. All entrants will receive a pedometer, goody bag and snacks.
Jane Addams Lincoln
Jane Addams Lincoln will appear on Monday, April 13, at 1 p.m. This is an Illinois Humanities Council Road Scholar presentation by Janet Cornelius. Janet has taught and published books on Illinois history, the history of slavery, literacy and religion. She is also co-author of â€œWomen of Conscience: Social Reform in Danville, Illinois.â€ Reservations are not required for this free program which is open to the public.
Mr. Nicky Concert
Mr. Nicky will return to the library on Monday, April 13, to give a concert for families. Mr. Nicky is the composer of the Watson theme song. You can listen to it online at www.elburn.lib.il.us/youth/youth.htm. Everyone present will receive a National Library Week book bag and a Watson chocolate candy bar. Please register at the library.
Babysitter training workshop
The American Red Cross will conduct a babysitter training workshop on Monday, April 13, from 9:30 a.m to 4:30 p.m. This workshop is for young people ages 11 to 15. Students must have celebrated their 11th birthday by the date of the workshop in order to participate. This is a free program, but the library requires a $25 deposit to hold a place in this popular workshop. There are only eight openings for this workshop, so register soon at the Library.
Donations for pets and wildlife during National Library Week
The library will take donations from patrons for Anderson Animal Shelter and Fox Valley Wildlife Center. Everyone who donates at least one item will receive a National Library Week book bag, a Watson chocolate candy bar, a $5 Petco coupon, and have his or her name entered in a drawing (one chance per person) for one of three $10 gift cards from Petco.