To be an information center for the citizens of Wilbur and
the surrounding area and all who pass through the area.
To be a source of educational and entertainment materials in various forms.
To foster a love of reading
To provide resources for persons of all ages, varied viewpoints,
and a broad range of interests and understandings.
"Unlimited possibilities @ your library"
Started in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association and libraries across the country each April. It's a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. School, public, academic and special libraries all participate.
Best-selling author David Baldacci will serve as honorary chair of National Library Week this year. HIs novels have been translateed into more than 45 languages and have been adapted for film and television. Over 110 million copies of his books are in print worldwide. In addition, Baldaccfi is involved with several philanthropic organizations, including his family's Wish You Well Foundation which fosters and practices the development and expansion of literacy and educational programs. Many of Baldacci's books are in the Wilbur library.
April would be a good time to visit your local library. You ight be surprised at what is available.
1. Hesseltine Library has new adult best-sellers, other adult fiction and nonfiction books (history geography, arts and crafts, cookbooks, gardening, biography and others.)
2. The library has some large-print novels for adults, but if someone has trouble reading, the librarian can put that person in touch with the Washington State Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Patrons can receive books, magazines, books on tape, and other services, free of charge. Items are sent and returned through the post office at no charge to the patron.
3. There are books on tape for adults, music CDs, DVDs and videos, and magazines for adults and children.
4. Fiction and nonfiction books are available for juniors and children, as well as board books for the littlest patrons.
5. Patrons can peruse old Wilbur Registers from 1934 to 2013.
6. The library has two public access computers with printers which are available whenever town hall is open.
7. Hesseltine Library is a member of the Washington State Anytime Library, which means a patron, once signed up, can access thousands of e-books and e-audiobooks without leaving his home.
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