SIKESTON -- National Library Week is April 18-24 and in honor of the nation's libraries and librarians, the Sikeston Public library is conducting several activities.
For example, a fine free week will be conducted and all area residents have to do is bring in the overdue item and simply donate dry dog or cat food, treats or toys. The donations will go to the Sikeston Area Humane Society. Forgiven fines do not include the fines that already exist.
Other programs planned for the week for children of all ages include:
Monday, April 19: A coffee will be from 10 a.m. to noon. A luau will begin at 6:30 p.m. for children grades K-5, and children will be making leis, fruit and vegetable kabobs and crafts. A story will also be read and the University of Outreach and Extension Center will present a nutritional program.
Tuesday, April 20: Joan Chinnadraui will present "An Evening in India" for the adult audience at 6:30 p.m. Participants will learn about the culture of India as well as listening to music and enjoying food of India.
Wednesday, April 21: Preschool story time for children ages 2-5 will be at 10 a.m. and participants will celebrate Earth Day with stories, songs and art activities. Each participant will also receive a red bud tree to plant in honor of Earth Day.
Thursday, April 22: Open Mike Night for young adults, ages 12-18 will begin at 6 p.m. Participants may share their favorite poem from a book or poetry that they have written. Other activities will include making homemade treats and toys for the animal shelter. Cappuccinos, pizza and soft drinks will be served.
Friday, April 23: A coffee will be from 10 a.m. to noon. All programs require preregistration. For more information, call (573)471-4140.