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National Library Week 2013
Calendar of Events
The Carol Stream Public Library
April  14, 2013 - April 20, 2013


Sunday, 14th

Celebrate National Library Week!
Kindle Fire HD Contest runs from 4/14-4/21 for Carol Stream Patrons only.
Get a Kindle contest ticket, one per day per checkout per card.


Kindle drawing will be done on Monday, 4/22/13 and the winners contacted that day.
Additional contests will also be happening that week.  There will be a database contest, poetry contest, and photo contest.  A poster contest will run from Monday, 4/7-Friday, 4/19.
Other contest winners will be notified the week of 4/21-4/27.

Click the links below to access the contest forms:


Monday, 15th

Youth Patrons Matter @ The Carol Stream Public Library.
Hospitality Table Open 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Free giveaway while supplies last: stickers.
Story Time for Little Listeners at 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
Illinois Organ Donor Registration at the Library from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Tuesday, 16th

National Library Workers Day.
Hospitality Table Open 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Free giveaway while supplies last: stickers.
English Conversation Group for ESL Learners from 10-11:30 a.m.

Wednesday, 17th

Adult Patrons Matter @ The Carol Stream Public Library.
Hospitality Table Open 5:00-9:00 p.m.
Free giveaway while supplies last: plastic book bags.
Love Those Laptops Computer Program for Middle School Students 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Library Board meeting begins at 7:30 p.m.


Thursday, 18th

Teen Patrons Matter @ The Carol Stream Public Library.
Hospitality Table Open 1:00-5:00 p.m.             
Free giveaway while supplies last: library wristbands.
Come learn more about the Teen Advisory Board.
Illinois Poet Laureate Kevin Stein will be at the Library from 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Friday, 19th

Students Matter @ The Carol Stream Public Library.
Hospitality Table Open 1:00-6:00 p.m.
Free giveaway while supplies last: library wristbands/plastic book bags.
Learn more about the Technical Services Department and what steps are involved in making a book ready for checkout.



Saturday, 20th

Communities Matter @ The Carol Stream Public Library.
Library Open House 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Special appearance by Clifford the Big Red Dog. 1:00-3:00 p.m.


Face painting from 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Free food, cake, popcorn, and more.
Get your photo taken with your favorite book.
Free giveaway of remaining promotional materials while supplies last.


Communities Matter @ Your Library
National Library Week 2013
Carol Stream Public Library

“In 1957 the National Book Committee, a joint committee of the American Library Association and the American Book Publishers Council, recommended the establishment of a National Library Week. The first National Library Week was observed May 16-22, 1958 with the theme "Wake Up and Read". It has continued every year since 1958.  In 1974, the American Library Association became the sole sponsor of the event. The 50th anniversary of National Library Week was celebrated in 2008.” Source:

Come celebrate National Library Week at the Carol Stream Public Library. For the entire week of April 14-20, the Library will have free food, contests, prizes, and more. A Community Hospitality table will be set up in the Library and will be staffed during the hours listed on the schedule on the other side of this page. While the table is open, free giveaways will be handed out to anyone visiting the Library. Patrons can also pick up a handout with questions regarding the history of the Carol Stream Public Library (CSPL trivia sheet). Answers are included on the quiz sheet. An additional history of Carol Stream handout will also be available.

Due to limited quantities, promotional giveaways can only be given out one per person per day for those present at the Library.

The Library will also be running four concurrent contests that week. The rules for each contest are posted on the contest forms themselves. All contest due dates are also listed on the contest forms. With the exception of the Kindle Fire HD contest, all other contests are open to anyone who visits the Library, Carol Stream Patron or otherwise. The Kindle Fire HD contest is only for Carol Stream Patrons. The poster contest does have an age requirement.

  1. For all ages, a contest sheet with multiple choice questions about the Library’s online databases. Winner receives a $25 gift card to Half-Priced Books.
  2. For all ages, a poetry contest challenging aspiring poets to fill out an acrostic. Winner receives a professional writing journal..
  3. For all ages, a Carol Stream Photo Location Contest. A poster will be displayed with several photos of the area and a form will be given out asking a question about each one.  Winner receives a $25 gift card to Half-Priced Books.
  4. For Kindergartners to High School Students, a poster design contest. Design a fun inspiring poster based around this year’s National Library Week theme “Communities Matter @ The Carol Stream Public Library”. There are two age ranges that will be judged for this contest. Both winners will receive an art set.

Visit the links below for more information on National Library Week!

ALA NLW flyer:

ALA NLW website: