The Frankford Public Library is celebrating National Library Week with an open house on Monday, April 8.
Dubbed Community Connect Night, the event begins at 5 p.m. with the PAWS Reading Program, during which attendees can show off their reading skills by to reading aloud to a furry listener — also known as a friendly therapy companion animal.
At 6: 45 p.m., State Treasurer Colleen C. Davis will conclude the evening by reading a favorite story from the Children’s Library.
“Libraries in Delaware and throughout the country are so much more than buildings that house books — they are hubs of community that provide critical resources and programs to their neighborhoods,” Davis said.
Frankford Library Director Lesley Koble said the event is a great chance for the community to meet the new members of the library staff and to see what the library has to offer. Koble especially encouraged families with children to stop in on Community Connect Night.
The library has served the Frankford community for 88 years; today it offers a variety of programs, including bilingual storytime and homework help, and hosts a number of groups and resources including its Teen Advisory Group, Adult Book Circle, Social Workers at the Library and more.
National Library Week has celebrated the role of libraries in communities across the country since 1958.
By Kerin Magill