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Promote literacy during National Library Week

By: Jim Gray, Mayor of Roseville
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Celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians, and promote literacy by joining the circle of knowledge at your library. National Library Week is April 13-19. The Roseville public libraries are unique places to explore, dream and learn. Explore the local history collection at the Downtown Library, dream under the life-size oak tree inside the Martha Riley Community Library and take time this week to learn more about human cultures at the Maidu Library. The Annual Poetry contest awards ceremony will take place at the Riley Library at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 16. Youth from grades 1-12 will be recognized during the ceremony for their creative efforts in poetry. Later that same day at 7 p.m. the Mystery Book Club will meet at the Maidu Library. Magnifying glasses and forensic tools are not needed for this fun-filled evening. Teens are invited to the Teen Library Council meeting at 4 p.m. Friday, April 18 at the Riley Library. You can get involved in fundraising, help plan events and recommend books and materials in this active group. This is a volunteer opportunity that's fun and looks great on job and college applications. Discover adventure and more at the Roseville public libraries by visiting www.roseville.ca.us/library. Library cardholders can prepare early for Earth Day and Creek Week by taking free trips on Roseville Transit during national Library Week. Just show your library card to any Roseville Transit bus driver and your trip is free. For more information about Roseville Transit schedules visit www.roseville.ca.us/transit or call 774-5757 (Offer not valid on Dial-A-Ride or on commuter service).