Welcome to Volume 32 of our Social Library series in which we're highlighting libraries who are hosting events that reach across all kinds of communities, with all sorts of needs and interests. A book festival, a community reads program and a new ukulele-lending program appeal to all ages and all abilities, and library workshops meet the needs of community members with learning differences, and of parents and caregivers of young children. We look forward to seeking out next week's treasures from those we follow on Facebook. And if you'd like to see your library highlighted in the Social Library series, please let us know via firstname.lastname@example.org, or find us on Facebook.
- Tangipahoa Parish Library System in Louisiana is hosting their 6th Annual Free Book Festival this Saturday. The announcement promises free books and food, costumes and photos for Star Wars Reads Day, local authors, and the Aquavan, provided by the Audubon Zoo.
Roselle Public Library District in Illinois announced events taking place as part of On the Same Page 2015 - Community Read Program, a collaboration between Bloomingdale Public Library, Itasca Community Library, and Roselle Public Library District. During October, the community will read Delicious! by Ruth Reichl, and the libraries will host book discussions, programs and events for all ages.
- The Louisville Public Library in Colorado, as part of their Pathways to Success Series, is hosting Breaking Down Barriers: Jumping Over the Hurdles of Learning Differences in the Work Place. "Gather resources and tips to jump the hurdles of dyslexia, address barriers in the workplace, and learn about assistive technologies available for people with learning differences and other disabilities."
- Birmingham Public Library in Alabama revealed to us, a growing phenomenon in libraries, Uku-Lending, or circulating ukuleles. To build awareness of the new collection, the library invited the community to join a ukulele flash mob at the local farmers market.
- Jefferson County Public Library in Colorado has invited parents, teachers and childcare providers to Movin’ and Groovin, a workshop to "help better understand the relationship between physical activity and the brain and how to use movement, play and active learning to nurture a child’s ability to learn to read and think."
Thanks to all of this week's featured libraries for such outstanding service to your communities!