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The Biblio File: Library News

The Biblio File
April 24, 2023

Any guesses on why the library didn’t realize that yesterday was World Book Day?  Because at the library every day is book day!  World Book and Copyright Day is a celebration to promote the enjoyment of books and reading. Each year on April 23rd celebrations take place all over the world to recognize the scope of books.  Books not only provide enjoyment, but an important link between the past and the future, a bridge between generations and across cultures. This date was chosen because it also coincides with the birthdays and deaths of several prominent authors, including William Shakespeare. UNESCO officially recognized and adopted April 23 as World Book and Copyright Day in 1995.

How did you celebrate Earth Day this weekend?  There are a lot of simple ways that we can make every day Earth Day.  Bike more and drive less.  Educate yourself and others about the importance of our Earth’s resources.  Cut down on what you throw away – there is no “away”… garbage is just moved from one spot to another.  Use less water.  Compost.  Buy less plastic, be mindful of packaging and use a reusable shopping bag.  Plant a tree.  Don’t use toxic cleaning products – homemade cleaners are better for the environment AND cost less.  Pick up garbage.  Turn off lights when you leave a room.  Borrow books from a library.  Remember, there is no Planet B.

You do not want to miss the Pinawa Spring Market this Saturday, April 29th from 10:00 – 3:00 at the Community Centre!  The Library will also be open during the market with tons of books for sale – these are a serious bargain and help raise funds for the library – win win!  Don’t forget to bring a reusable shopping bag or 10!