Wake Up and Read! Pancake Breakfast

Calling all library lovers!

Enjoy a yummy pancake breakfast with your family, a storytime with Miss Lisa, crafts by Lakeshore Learning and a special guest appearance by Peter Rabbit. Wake Up and Read is a celebration of the 60th anniversary of National Library Week. Preregistration required. Pricing:
Participants 2 years and older - $10
Participants under 2 years - $5

Saturday, April 14, 2018
8:30 - 9:30am
10:00 - 11:00am
Maidu Community Center

Register now
8:30 - 9:30am
10:00 - 11:00am

What is National Library Week?

The concept is simple: celebrate libraries and the services they provide.

The National Library Week 2018 celebration marks the 60th anniversary of the first event, sponsored in 1958.

In the mid-1950s, research showed that Americans were spending less on books and more on radios, televisions and musical instruments. Concerned that Americans were reading less, the American Library Association (ALA) and the American Book Publishers formed a nonprofit citizens organization called the National Book Committee in 1954. The committee's goals were ambitious.  They ranged from "encouraging people to read in their increasing leisure time" to "improving incomes and health" and "developing strong and happy family life." 

In 1957, the committee developed a plan for National Library Week based on the idea that once people were motivated to read, they would support and use libraries. With the cooperation of ALA and with help from the Advertising Council, the first National Library Week was observed in 1958 with the theme "Wake Up and Read!"

Wake Up and Read

Thank you to our sponsors:

Bel Air (Cirby/Sunrise)
Green Acres
Lakeshore Learning
Raley's (Pleasant Grove)
Safeway (Pleasant Grove)
Sprouts Farmers Market (Douglas)
Starbucks (Woodcreek Oaks)
Walmart (Lead Hill)