Celebrate National Library Week at the Athol Library April 12 - 18, 2015 with great free events!

This week, the Athol Public Library joins libraries in schools, 
campuses and communities nationwide in celebrating National Library 
Week, a time to highlight the changing role of libraries, librarians 
and library workers.

Libraries today are more than warehouses for books. Instead, libraries 
and librarians are transforming lives through innovative educational 
resources and forward-thinking programming. Libraries are doing their 
part to close the digital divide and level the playing field by 
providing free access to information and technologies that many in 
their communities would be hard pressed to find elsewhere.  Libraries 
help to ensure the American dream and promote democracy by providing 
service to all regardless of race, ethnicity, creed, age, ability, 
sexual orientation, gender identity or socio-economic status.

The Athol Public Library is celebrating National Library Week with a 
whole roster of fun, free, programs for children, teens, and adults:

Monday, April 13, 3:30, LEGO Club
Tuesday, April 14, 3:30, Teen Time
Tuesday, April 14, 5:00, Mild Knights Chess Club
Tuesday, April 14, 6:30, Mystery Book Discussion
Wednesday, April 15, 10:30, Story Time
Wednesday, April 15, 3:00, Knit-Wits
Wednesday, April 15, 3:00, Pokemon Club
Wednesday, April 15, 6:30, Poetry Reading:  No Simple Wilderness:  An 
Elegy for the Swift River Valley
Thursday, April 16, 3:30, Wild Knights Chess Club
Thursday, April 16, 5:30, An Introduction to Green Burial
Friday, April 17, 10:30, Story Time
All week long:  Stop in for a special National Library Week pencil or 

All programs are free and open to the public.

Patrons are also encouraged to return any overdue items!  The Athol 
Public Library will be forgiving all overdue fines on items returned 
between April 12th and April 18th!  (Replacement costs for lost items 
and fines accrued for items already returned still stand.)

The library has always been a place of unlimited possibilities, Deb 
Blanchard, Library Director. Whatever your interest or need, the 
library and the library staff are here to provide you the resources 
you need to accomplish your goals and dreams.

For more information, visit the Athol Public Library at 568 Main 
Street, call 978-249-9515 or see the library's web site at 
www.athollibrary.org.  The APL is open Mon, Weds, Thurs, and Fri from 9:30 - 5:30, and Tues from 9:30 - 8:00.