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Show appreciation for local libraries with ‘Library Lover’s Month’

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The Richland Library offers the community a variety of resources ranging from reference books to free access to a computer. Celebrate Library Lover's Month by paying it a visit. Photo by Maddie Hough.

The Richland Library offers the community a variety of resources ranging from reference books to free access to a computer. Celebrate Library Lover’s Month by paying it a visit.
Photo by Maddie Hough.

The month of February marks a time for love and appreciation for friends and family. With Valentine’s Day on the retreat, people have the opportunity to direct their gratitude towards a different source–their local libraries–through the annual celebration of Library Lovers’ Month.

According to the Richland Community Library, Library Lovers’ Month is a time to celebrate and enjoy all public, private and academic libraries across the nation.

Staff at the RCL have made an effort to not only spread their love for the library, but to share the library’s love for its loyal members.

“Library Lovers’ month is a month to celebrate all things library related, and here at our library, we celebrate not only the library itself, but people who love libraries,” said Richland Library’s Teen Services Head, Jenni Chase.

As a display of the library’s appreciation, any member returning a late book during the entire month of February will be exempted from paying any fines.  

Children’s librarian, Mary Jasiak, organizes a candy drawing every February as well. Patrons may enter their name into a tin at the circulation desk in the upper level of the library with the chance to earn some sweet treats.

“A lucky few will win a jar full of chocolate,” Chase said.

The winners of the drawing will be announced on Wednesday, February 24, at 6:30 during Jasiak’s evening storytime.

The Teen Advisory Board played their part in Library Lovers’ Month by organizing a “Blind Date with a Book” section in the Teen Room. To go on a “Blind Date with a Book,” one selects a novel whose identity is hidden by decorative paper. Written on the front of the book are a few key words regarding the work’s plot and genre.

Chase said the because the RCL is such a small library, they are unable to coordinate as many activities as they would like. Still, she says Library Lover’s Month reminds the community of the importance of all libraries, regardless of their size.

“It’s really just a way to celebrate what libraries are,” Chase said. “They are a very important thing for every community because what libraries really are in essence is a way for people to better their lives.”

Click here to view a full list of events at the RCL.


Marleigh Thorn
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My name is Marleigh Thorn. This is my third year on The Reflection staff, and I have the pleasure to be the Senior Editor. I have a passion for telling stories, and writing for our school newspaper allows me to do that. Being on The Reflection's staff has shown me how much I love sharing my words with others. I hope to continue reporting as I leave high school, and one day write for a major news agency.

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