Local library embraces April reading promotion

March 22, 2013 by  

The Royersford Free Public Library, part of the Montgomery County – Norristown Public Library system, will be celebrating Family Reading Month in April.

This annual event will coincide with the 2013 Pennsylvania One Book Campaign and National Library Week. In the former campaign, one children’s book is chosen each year and libraries will hold activities related to the book. Activities will include crafts, puppets, and games. This year’s book is ‘The Bus for Us’ by Suzanne Bloom.

National Library Week will take place from April 14 – 20. This year’s theme is ‘Communities Matter @ Your Library’. The Royersford Library will be holding several activities during this week, including gardening classes, adult book discussions, Reiki massages, and a jeans pocket decorating class.

Family Reading Month is designed to get families to visit their local library, and is also a way of showing people exactly what types of services and programs the facilities have to offer. Libraries are much more than just a plethora of books these days – they now offer computer access, different classes, printing services, the Internet, and programs for the entire family.

The library might choose to work with Royersford print companies to prepare for Family Reading Month. This could involve using flyer printing to design and print a flyer that would be used to advertise the event throughout the community.

Royersford Free Public Library is open Monday through Saturday. Those who want to learn more about Family Reading Month can call 610-948-7277.