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Check out National Library week

By: Gina Garbolino Roseville Mayor
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Celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and promote literacy by participating in National Library Week, April 13-18. Library cardholders receive free trips on Roseville Transit local service during this week — just show your library card to the bus driver when boarding. (Offer is not valid on Dial-A-Ride or on Commuter service.) Library card holders also receive free afternoon admission to the Maidu Interpretive Center by showing their cards during this week. Additional events for National Library Week include the 21st Annual Youth Poetry Award ceremony at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 15 at the Downtown Library, and the Celebrate the Earth event on Saturday, April 18 at Mahany Regional Park. The Teen Library Council is presenting special puppet shows through the day during the Celebrate the Earth festival. In today’s economy, libraries offer free resources to help people find jobs, learn new background skills, complete school work and improve their health. People of all ages and backgrounds find entertainment, self-help and a sense of community in their libraries. Books, magazines, DVDs, computer and WiFi access are just some of the free resources available to everyone in our community at the library. You can help the library purchase new books by donating money to the Bucks for Books fundraiser campaign kicking off this week. The library has very limited funding to purchase more materials for all three Roseville libraries. Every dollar raised helps build up the book fund. To donate, visit any Roseville library or call 774-5221. Visit www..roseville.ca.us/library for Library Week information. For routes and info. on Roseville Transit, visit www.roseville.ca.us/transit. Explore your libraries today!