Mabel library celebrates National
Library Week with book giveaway
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 4:46 AM
"We just celebrate going to the library," said Mabel librarian Donna Johnson regarding National Library Week, being celebrated this week, April 13 to 19. "We have a special invitation for everybody to come (to the library) during the week, in connection with that, we will have a prize."
The prize Johnson is talking about is a book by Minnesota author William Kent Krueger entitled "Ordinary Grace." The book is a coming-of-age novel based in Minnesota about a young man who overcomes adversity one summer and discovers the enduring grace of God.
"You can sign up many times," Johnson added.
The drawing is a way to draw people in to experience their local library and Johnson encouraged visitors to look at the new shelving in the children's room while visiting the library.
"We have story time every Saturday morning and we like to emphasize that they can drop off their youngsters and we'll take care of them for an hour while they do something else," Johnson said.
She also pointed out they are offering some new best-selling books at the library, including James Patterson's "Private LA," Jon Sanford's "Strom Front," Anna Quindlen's "Still Life with Bread Crumbs," Tom Clancy's "Command Authority" and Mitch Albom's, "First Phone Call from Heaven."
"Mabel is lucky to have a library," said Lynn Sollien, a member of the Friends of the Mabel Library board.