This year’s National Library Week theme is Lives Change @ Your Library! Now more than ever libraries serve as community centers, learning and information centers, activity hot spots and so much more! Celebrate the many ways Covina Public Library has made a difference in your life. Join us for any or all of the events below!
REMAKE A BOOK CONTEST - Starting Tuesday, April 15
Sculpt it, carve it, paint it! Join us in our very first Remake a Book Contest! It’s easy! Take an old damaged book of yours or take a book from the designated “Contest” book cart by the Circulation desk and make a beautiful piece of art. Your artwork will be displayed in the lobby for everyone to see during National Library Week. Please submit your art piece by Saturday, April 19, together with a completed registration form to the Circulation or Reference desk. Prize winners will be announced on Tuesday, April 22. Recommended for ages 12-adult. “Contest” book cart will be available starting April 1.
LITTLE FREE LIBRARYTM – Begins Tuesday, April 15
Check out the NEW Little Free Library! Little Free Libraries are sprouting up throughout the country in an effort to promote literacy, bring communities together and create a free book exchange. The Covina Public Library is joining in this effort by establishing its very first Little Free Library! Through a Little Free Library, you can “Take a Book” or “Leave a Book.” Check out www.LittleFreeLibrary.orgfor more information.
YOUNG AUTHOR’S DAY - Wednesday, April 16, 5:30-7 p.m.
Teens of all ages are invited to write, read and share their short stories, writing experiences and talk about their favorite authors with other teens in this writing workshop. Recommended for ages 12-18. Preregistration required for those wanting to read their story. Email
or call (626) 384-5276 to preregister.
CLASSICAL IMMERSION - Thursday, April 17
Celebrate classical music, literature and film! The Library will be playing classical music all day and encouraging visitors to check out classic literature and classic films. Enjoy a slideshow located on the Catalog computers to find out exciting information about what music was playing during the time your favorite classic books were written.
BLIND WRAP CHECK OUT - April 13-19
Want to be adventurous? Pick up a book from our Blind Wrap Check Out display. All books will be wrapped and once you bring it to Circulation, you will find out what the book is! A little less adventurous? Read the hints on the book wraps for a clue about the book.
SCAVENGER HUNT SATURDAYS - April 26 and May 17
Kick-start the new Scavenger Hunt Saturdays! Play the scavenger hunt game to look for items throughout the library, such as finding the authors of famous books and figuring out where to find history books. It’s fun for all ages! Get your game card at the Circulation or Reference desk. Get all answers correct and receive a mystery prize. Limit one prize per participant.