The Division of Libraries
National Library Week Activities--Florence Williams Public Library
Monday, April 14 – Saturday, April 19
Audience attendance for events Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
have been selected
***Graffiti Street performance open to all teenagers on Thursday
***Events on Saturday are open to the public
Monday, April 14 Storytelling Day Little Theatre
10:00am-11:00am Mr. Glenn Davis, State Director of Cultural
Education, will present a storytelling workshop to the 5th
and 6th graders from Christian Academy and Lockhart
Tuesday, April 15 National Library Worker’s Day (ALA)
10:00am – 11:00am Mrs. Cheryl Francis, book reading to 1st
graders from Juanita Gardine Elementary School (Children’s Room)
11:15am The Friends of the Florence Williams Public Library will
sponsor a luncheon for library staff members. Presentations will be
made by the Florence Williams Library staff to volunteers who have
given their time and effort to help support the library.
Wednesday, April 16 Children’s Puppetry Day
10:00 – 11:00 Youth for a Mission will perform for 4yr olds – 7yr
olds from St. Mary’s Catholic School, Lockhart Elementary and A-Z
Thursday, April 17, Teen Literature Day (ALA)
The Friends of the Library will be presenting awards to the winners
of the “Teen Picks Book Review Contest” that was announced to
various middle and high school students. This will take place at
3:45pm in the Little Theatre (second floor)
will be performing from 4pm-5pm in the Little Theatre. Their
performance will be in conjunction with the celebration of National
Teen Literature Day bringing awareness to teens the value of books
and reading. The cast members will be acting out a scene from
Fahrenheit 451 and will be discussing books they have read.
Friday, April 18 Senior Day (Children’s room)
10:00 am – Noon
Patrons from the Richmond Senior Center will visit the library and
listen to a presentation by Mrs. Sandra Solomon from the Regional
Library for the Blind and Handicapped. She will be discussing the
resources that are available for the disabled and will bring along
books on tape for patrons to use. She will also be available to
sign up qualified patrons for their services. Mrs. Mercado will
demonstrate how to use the Thompson Gale Health and Wellness
Database and other health web sites. Mrs. Andrea Christian will
engage in storytelling and will have her Quadrille group perform for
the senior citizens.
Saturday, April 19 “Block Party” 10am -3 pm
Events scheduled throughout the day
King Cross Street between King Street and Strand Street will be
blocked off for the events
6 am 26th Annual “Run To Your Library”sponsored by the
Virgin Islands Pace Runners
Library Tours (Meet in Lobby of Library)
10am -3pm Parked on King Cross Street
Gallery (covered side walk)
Friends of the Library Book Sale 10 am -3 pm
VI Council on the Arts “Big Read”Table 10 am -3 pm
11:00am – 12:00 pm John Woodson Junior High School Steel Pan Band
1:00pm – 3:00 pm St. Mary’s Steel Pan Band
12:00pm -12:30pm Sabrosita from Pearl B. Larsen Elementary School
(inside Little Theatre)
12:30pm – 1:00pm Quadrille Dancers from Pearl B. Larsen Elementary
Activities for kids
10:00 am - Book readings for children (Children’s Room)
10 am – 1 pm Face Painting by Tiffany Flores (library staff)
Animal Balloons by Tiffany Flores (library staff)
10:30am – 11:00am “Book worm” (play) 4th grade drama
group from The Good Hope School
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm Sabrosita from Pearl B. Larsen Elementary
1:00pm – 2:30 pm Panel Discussion “Connecting With Your
Mr. Edgar Lake, Moderator
Writers will be discussing how they have connected with libraries
and how the institution fostered the growth of their writing and has
enhanced their lifelong learning.
Mr. Wayne James
Mr. George Tyson
Professor Marvin Williams
1st Floor Reading Room
7pm – 9 pm “Poetry @ your library” presents a poets reunion
Sponsored by the Friends of the Florence Williams Public Library
ENID BAA PUBLIC LIBRARY – St Thomas
18th the St. Thomas bookmobile will be dedicated at 9a.m.
The Enid M. Baa Public
Library celebrates National Library Week Celebration with a variety
of free events headlined by the 3rd Annual Read on the
Green and our feature author/storyteller this year: Wendy Diaz on
Saturday, April 19, 2008. This activity is a
collaborative between school, public, and academic libraries:
of Education St. Thomas/St. John District: Primary Grades Division
and Media Library Services, DPNR-DLAM: Enid M. Baa Public Library
and the U.V.I. Paiewonsky Library.
can you discover? National Library Week is the perfect time to
find out. Join your family, friends and community. Join the
circle of knowledge @ your library.
NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK PROJECTS @ your library...April
sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance
sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries
across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate the
contributions of our nation’s libraries and library staff and to
promote library use and support. All types of libraries—school,
public, academic and special—participate.”
1--Radio 1 St. Thomas Rotary Club = EBPL,
ANNOUNCEMENT: The public libraries in the Virgin
Islands have a strong relationship with Rotary Clubs in the Virgin
Islands. The clubs have made donations of books and funds to
purchase books. Currently the Rotary Club Mid-Isle in St. Croix
donates a book for each of its weekly guest speakers to the FWPL.
In St. John, the Rotary Club partnered with the ESPL to host the
Bookwriting @ your library in the summer of 2006. Following
hurricane Hugo the Rotary Club of St. Croix donated books to
Caribbean Collection of the FWPL and the Rotary Club West donated
reference books to the APPL.
World’s Largest Crossword Puzzle@your library = FWPL, C.C., W.W.
World Map @ your library... = FWPL, C.C., W.W.
April 3 to 9—National
Library Week...= All libraries DLAM
April 3 to 9—Demonstration
of updated DLAM web site (all libraries)= All libraries DLAM W.W.
ANNOUNCEMENT: In an effort to provide reader services
to library patrons, the DLAM maintains a website (http://www.library.gov.vi)
information about the existing public libraries and their programs
and services are found here. Free library services are accessible
by logging on to the website. Access to the online reference
services are available with the use of your library car Patron ID
and PIN number. During national library week access is provided
with the following Patron ID: 633052 and PIN: 1205
Library cards are free of charge.
and Crafts (Local artesian exhibit) Ron Keele Glass Blower, Vashpi
Boynes Crochet/Needlework, Busy Hands Needlework, Carol Beckowitz
photographs, Carol McGuinness, Ukrainian Easter Eggs, Rena Dawson,
Photography, Avelino Samuel, Woodturner = C.M.
School Visits @ Children’s Library... EBPL, R.S., K.B.
Internet/WWW access Sunny Isle Public Library = DLAM M.M. R.M.
Join the Major Leagues @ your library contest (all libraries) DLAM
ANNOUNCEMENT:Join the Major Leagues @ your
library…this national project of the American Library Association
and Major League Baseball, is a question and answer contest which
provides library patrons the opportunity to use the library and the
Internet to answer questions about baseball and win a trip to a
World Series game. Thanks to Sharon Robinson, Vice-President of MLB
and daughter of Jackie Robinson and FRIEND of FWPL, the contest
included the outlying territories. Rotary Club of St. Croix
purchased a number of books on the reading list for the contest for
the FWPL. The start date for the contest this year is April 28.
and Interviewing Skills Workshop (Kathleen Hurley FRIENDS of SPL). =
to Reading (Mahogany Run/Ginn Co) Michael Winslow, “The human
sound-effects machine,” best known for his roles in the Police
Academy and his stand-up comedy acts. Winslow will read to the
children at St. Peter and Paul’s School for their students and
students from Dober and Tuitt Elementary Schools = R.S.
April 4pm—Government Printing Office Access
(U.S. Government Depository FWPL = L.G.
to crochet/knit/needlework (SPL) = C.M.
(Exhibit) The History of Quelbe @ your library...FRIENDS of FWPL
(press conference 4-8)= Willard John, P.A., R.M.
Library Workers Day (DLAM)
Library (press conference) = L.G.
@ your library = Tutor.com/DLAM/territory-wide. (DLAM)= W.W., R.M.,
A Librarian online Reference Demonstration (DLAM) = W.W., R.M., C.D.
April 6, 10am—Online
Reference Books @ your library...Thompson Gale/FWPL/DLAM = Nelson
Glass, Thompson/Gale, W.W., R.M., C.D.
Batiste exhibit (Ongoing—St. Croix Art Exchange @ your library) =
Andrea Batiste, Artist
Writing @ your library (FWPL) = Leslie Alexander Lacy, W.W.
Hour...Reading Time @ your library... Art Frederik, Superintendent
National Park Service = C.M.
April 7, 7pm—Poetry
@ your library...(FWPL) Open microphone, special performance by
Ronald Russell and accompanying musicians = D.E.
ANNOUNCEMENT:This project is in its fourth year, it is hosted by the
FRIENDS of FWPL. A variety of poets and those who like to read
poetry take the advantage of this well attended and well supported
program. The Children’s Theater of the FWPL is the venue. The
program has children, young adults and adults participate. Visiting
and noted poets often participate. A publication of the works
presented is in the works.
Hour/Reading Time @ your library (pre-schoolers) FWPL = I.I.
ANNOUNCEMENT:This program is hosted by the FRIENDS of FWPL and
organized by parents. On Friday morning monthly, parents and day
care centers travel to the FWPL Children’s Theater. Parents
organize themes, sets and in costume present stories accordingly.
MS PowerPoint...SPL = . C.M.
April 8, 6am—NLW
Run to Your Library...FWPL = W.W., V.I. Pace Runners
ANNOUNCEMENT:For 24 years the public is invited to participate in
this run which starts and finishes at the FWPL. The race course
loops in the town of Christiansted.
2pm to 3pm—Volunteer
readers from Athalie Mc Farlane Petersen Public Library Reading Club
@ FWPL = D.E.
On the Green...EBPL/UVI = R.S,
Writing @ your library...EBPL = Leslie Alexander Lacy, R.S,
Writing @ your library...FWPL = Leslie Alexander Lacy, W.W,
Virgin Islands Public Library
EBPL = Enid Baa Public Library
FWPL = Florence Williams Public Library
ESPL = Elaine Sprauve Public Library
SIPL = Sunny Isle Public Library
DLAM = Division of Libraries, Archives and Museums
Contacts for projects/programs:
C.C. Claudette Christians, St. Croix Bookmobile
C.D. Chris Doute, VIALS System Manager, 774-3407
C.M. Carol Mc Guinness, Head Librarian, Elaine
Sprauve Public Library,
D.E. Denise Ellis, Library Technician, Athalie
Petersen Public Library, 772-0315
I.I. Ina Isaac, Library Technician, FWPL, 773-5715
K.B. Kirsten Brunn, Library Assistant, Enid Baa
Public Library, 774-0630
L.G. Letitia Gittens, Regional Library for the Blind
and Physically Handicapped/U.S. Government Depository 772-2250
M.M. Michelle Martin, Library Technician, Sunny Isle
Public Library 719-3093
P.A. Patricia Abbott, Library Technician, FWPL
Caribbean Collection, 773-5715
R.M. Ricki Marchall VIALS System, FWPL, 773-5715
R.S. Rachelle Shells, Head Librarian, Enid Baa Public
W.W. Wallace Williams, Territorial Librarian,
Dates and times will be provided/adjusted accordingly
For more information contact the library: 340-773-5715
Pre-School Groups please check with the library...
A project of the Friends of the FWPL...
Islands public libraries offer free access to online dedicated
databases from The Thompson-Gale Group. The service, available
for the past three years, was donated by Trust Asset Management.
The list of resources was expanded during National Library Week.
Nelson Class from The Thompson-Gale Group introduces the latest
selection of databases purchased by the Division of Libraries,
Archives and Museums to a group including staff, patrons and
Nelson Class and Carol
McGuiness, Head Librarian of Elaine I. Sprauve Public Library
and Museum, St. John (standing), Adrie Murial, Library Technician at
The Children's Library of the Enid Baa Public Library, Beverly
Smith, Library Technician in the Von Scholten Collection and patrons
(back to camera).
Nelson Class, The Thompson-Gale Group, Mona Charles, Executive
Asistant, Trust Assets Management, Donald Sussman, Principal
Partner, Trust Assets Management, Freida Webster, Office Manager,
Trust Assets Management, Heather Lane, Children's Librarian, Enid
Baa Public Library, Audrey Murial, Library Technician, Enid Baa
The Division of
Libraries and Archives
1122 King St., Christiansted,
St. Croix, VI 00820
Libraries and Archives
#23 Dronningens Gade
St. Thomas, VI 00802