From Sunday, April 8, through Saturday, April 14, T.B. Scott Free Library celebrates National Library Week with an opportunity to forgive your fines and give back to the community, along with refreshments and programs to enjoy.
Refreshments: Each day from Sunday through Saturday, cookies and coffee will be available until gone in the lower lobby.
Fine Freedom: The library wants Merrill library patrons to have a clean library card! If you have library fines, clear them up and help others in need through the 19th annual Food for Fines event at T.B. Scott Free Library during National Library Week. For every dollar of library fines you owe, bring one food item to T.B. Scott Free Library’s circulation desk and your fines will be forgiven, up to $50 of fines for 50 food items. Food donations will be given to the Merrill Community Food Pantry. Fines will still be collected from patrons without food items to donate. While food donations can be applied to fines, they can’t be used to offset lost or damaged material charges.
Donation suggestions include: cold cereal, ramen noodles, egg noodles, elbow macaroni, macaroni & cheese, canned fruit, fruit cocktail, corn, spaghetti sauce, kidney beans, pork and beans, Jell-O, powdered milk, sugar, Spam, rice, instant potatoes, crackers and toilet tissue. Please don’t donate food in glass containers or dented cans, and please don’t bring expired or nearly expired items. Even if you don’t owe fines, cash or food donations to the Merrill Community Food Pantry are still welcome.
National Library Week programs include:
•At 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 12, join us in the Community Room and hear “What’s All the Buzz: Beekeeping 101. This program’s part of the Words Worth Hearing series.
•At 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 12, the T.B. Scott Free Library will be co-hosting an event with the Lincoln County Drug Free Coalition and Tomahawk Public Library at the Lincoln County Service Center (Upper Level Assembly Room) highlighting the premiere of Wisconsin Documentary “Straight Forward: the Truth About Addiction,” which will include a panel discussion that will focus on how we can support addition recovery in Lincoln County.
•At 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 12, learn more about downloading free ebooks or anything else about your tablet or smartphone device in an eBook Coaching session. No reservation required; bring your device and your questions.
•At 1 p.m. on Friday, April 13, take a seat in the Community Room for April’s Critic’s Choice Movie. Call the library or visit www.tbscottlibrary.org for the title; Here are some clues about the movie: Marking the 8th anniversary of the April 2010 explosion of the offshore drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico, this film expands the sequence of events which led to the disaster called the worst oil spill in American history. Starring Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell & Douglas M. Griffin. Ride the Merrill Go Round to the film for free!
•In the Youth Services Department, at 3:15 p.m. on Monday, April 9, we have our popular Roblox Club recommended for youth in grades 3 and up.
•At 3:15 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10, youth in grades 4 and up care invited to join the Makers Club to make paper bouquets for Mother’s Day.
•And for our very young patrons, ages 3-5 years old, we have Family Storytime on Wednesday, April 11, at 10 a.m. in the Story Hour Room.
Learn more about the library and what’s happening there by calling 536-7191 or visiting www.tbscottlibrary.org or T.B. Scott Free Library on Facebook.