Established in 1919, Children’s Book Week is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country. Every year, commemorative events are held nationwide at schools, libraries, bookstores, homes — wherever young readers and books connect!
Special events to celebrate will be held May 14 when the Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra String Quintet visits the library at 4:30 p.m in the Community Room. On May 18, ventriloquist Asa Diamond and friends will perform at 3 p.m. The entire family is invited to come and join in these special programs.
There will be a special behind-the-scenes library tour on May 16 at 4 p.m. Meet in the lobby and learn about the inner workings of your public library. The tour lasts around 45 minutes.
Registration is continuing for all our summer reading programs. Sign up for youth and teens is in the Children’s room and the sign up for the adult program is at the Non-Fiction Desk located on the second floor by the elevator. Stop by a pick up information on all our programs for the summer.
A class in Japanese is being offered this summer. It will begin June 5 and will continue each Monday and Wednesday through June and July.
There will be two classes offered — 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. The classes will be taught by Yumi Nomura who was born in China and has been a Japanese citizen since she was 16. She is a multilingual speaker in Chinese, Japanese, English and German. She wants to share her love of language and believes learning a new language is the key to opening the door to a new world.
To register for this class, call the library at 472-2163, ext. 126. The classes will be limited in size and the minimum age requirement is 16.
The library is closed today for Mother’s Day and will also be closed on May 27, in observance of Memorial Day.
For more information about the library and its services, go to www.clevelandlibrary.org.