Children’s Book Week is the longest running national literacy initiative in the country.  The first Children’s Book Week was held in 1919, so this year is its 102nd anniversary!  In 2021, there will be two weeks that this event is celebrated, May 3-9 and November 8-14.  This year’s slogan is “Reading is a Superpower” and events will be held nationwide at schools, libraries, bookstores, and in homes to connect young readers with books.  
In 2008, the organization, Every Child a Reader, took over the responsibilities of planning official events and creating materials.         Their website, everychildareader.net, has downloadable bookmarks, posters, a Superpower challenge, step-by-step drawing instructions from popular illustrators, and other great resources.  Check it out to find some great ways to connect with kids and foster a love of reading!
     In local news, the Carroll Valley Library has some fun events planned for next month!  On Wednesday, May 5th, Master Gardener, Mary Ann Ryan, will be showing us how to plant a spring vegetable garden and on Wednesday, May 19th, our favorite science teacher, Dani K., will be showing teens how to do fun science experiments at home.  Both of these videos will be presented on the Carroll Valley Library’s Facebook page and Adams County Library’s YouTube channel.   Also, don’t forget to check out our Story Walk in the Carroll Valley Park!
     Even though our programming is all virtual, our branches are open regularly scheduled hours for walk-in browsing, computer use, and printing, scanning, and copying services.  Masks are required for library users 2 years and older.  Returned items must be placed in our exterior book returns and will be quarantined for 7 days.  Due to an overwhelming influx of book donations the Friends of the Library will not be accepting book donations until May 1st.
     The Carroll Valley Library is located at 5685 Fairfield Road.  Our phone number is 717-642-6009.  Hours of operation are:  Monday and Thursday 2:00pm – 8:00pm; Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 11:00am – 5:00pm; and Saturday 10:00am – 4:00pm.  Hope to see you soon! 

Sherrie DeMartino, Branch Manager, Carroll Valley Library