Piqua Public Library celebrates National Library Week


PIQUA — The Piqua Public Library is celebrating National Library Week from April 5 through 10.

The Piqua Public Library offers a wide array of online and in-person resources. Many are available from the comfort of home, where patrons can borrow eBooks, digital magazines, and more.

National Library Week highlights the essential role libraries play in strengthening communities. The theme for this year’s National Library Week is “Welcome to your library.” The theme promotes the idea that libraries extend far beyond the four walls of a building. Everyone is welcome to use library services. Whether people visit virtually or in person, libraries are accessible and inclusive places. Libraries foster a sense of belonging and community through learning, discovery, and exploration.

To celebrate National Library Week, from April 5 through 10, the Piqua Public Library will be offering:

• Free gift for new adult patrons

• $1 off of a fax (per person/visit)

• Five free B&W copies (per person/visit)

• A coupon for a free book from the bookstore

• Gift Basket Drawing, enter at the Circulation Desk

During these challenging times, libraries of all kinds have expanded their resources to meet the needs of their patrons. This National Library Week, patrons are asked to show their appreciation for their library by visiting them in person or online. National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association and libraries of all types across the country each April.

The Piqua Public Library has been open to the public with its regular hours since June 29, 2020. The library’s normal hours are Monday through Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Library staff and patrons are wearing face masks and practicing social distancing, per the state mandate. Curbside is available for patrons that want to use this service — request items by visiting the online catalog at piqualibrary.org or calling 937-773-6753.