In case you haven’t caught it yet, the NDDC’s “Be Local” theme for April is “Be Local…Read Local”. Personally, I think it’s a pretty cool ad.
The NDDC’s Events & Marketing Committee came up with idea for a number of reasons. First, and foremost, April is the 100th birthday of the historic, scenic, and authentic Northfield Carnegie Library. In addition, April 11th kicks off National Library Week (March was National Reading Month and February was National Library Lovers Month…in Canada) and, finally, between the top-ranked colleges and our well-regarded public schools, there’s a lot of reading going on in this town.
Tania Legvold’s photo captures some famous local readers that were rounded up by Jessica Paxton in downtown Northfield one afternoon. If they’re not hanging out with the books at the Carnegie Library, you can catch them reading at a local coffeehouse, school, tavern or…ah…bank.
There’s some literary and/or artistic events this weekend, leading up to various book and library celebrations in the coming days. Mark Allister is reading from his new book at Monkey See, Monkey Read, 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 9th and Occasional Jazz is playing at the Carnegie Library, 7:00 p.m., Saturday, April 10th.
Finally, mark your calendars now for the big event…the Northfield Carnegie Library’s 100th Birthday Party on April 25th!