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 year’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 library’s website at www.elburn.lib.il.us. Race day registration is available from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.
The Friends of the Town and Country Public Library annual plant fundraiser will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, May 8, and 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 9. Geraniums, gerbera daisies and tuberous begonias will be available for a donation of $3.75 each, or three for $11.
The plant sale will be indoors at the library. Pre-orders of flowers can be made at the library or by calling Joan Hansen at (630) 365-9217.
The Friends are also holding a Gardener’s “Green Thumb” raffle through May 9. The deluxe garden cart on display was donated by Vicki McGuire of Elburn. Additional gardener’s items donated by the Friends include a combo pack of garden tools, large planter pots, rainbow straw hat, garden pad for potting plants indoors/outdoors, garden note cards, selected gardening books and much more.
Tickets are $1 each, or six for $5. The drawing will be held May 9 at noon at the library.
Winnie The Pooh returns
Everyone’s favorite honey lover, Winnie the Pooh, will be at the library on Monday, April 27, at 3 p.m. In partnership with Barnes & Noble of Geneva, Pooh Bear returns to the library for stories and a visit with the children.
As at previous book character visits, there will be time after the program for the kids to hug Winnie the Pooh and for Moms and Dads to take pictures. Please register your child for this program.
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.
Town & Country Public Library
320 E. North St., Elburn