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Celebrate National Library Week with Rutland Free Library, April 8-14

Whether you are a job seeker looking for resources to land a new job, a parent looking for free activities for children, or a student searching for your next favorite book, you belong at your library.

Today's libraries can help you and your family discover a new and exciting world. It's a great place to hang out, spend quality time, and connect with your child or neighbors. Take advantage of free access to materials in multiple formats, computers, wireless internet, programs and much more. Don't forget your librarian is information savvy and can help you find the right answer.

"Libraries provide a wide range of opportunities for people with diverse needs and interests," says Ed Graves, "That means providing their communities with collections and services for people of diverse backgrounds, abilities, and technological skills."

Rutland Free Library is celebrating National Library Week with the following activities:

Share your favorite library story in our video story booth. Tell us about your first library card, your favorite book, or what you love about the library, and be on PEG-TV and YouTube! We'll be filming throughout the week, or you can post your own video on our Facebook page.

Food for Fines. Bring in a food item and we'll take $1 off your library fines. We're collecting healthy and convenient non-perishables like tuna, canned fruit, and cereal, for local food pantries.

Swap out your old library card. Come in and swap out your old card for free.

Tech Tuesday, April 9, 4-6 p.m. You Belong…in the Digital Age. Learn about eReaders, iPads, iPhones, and more.

Movie and snacks. April 12, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Rise of the Planet of the Apes.

Come by on Saturday, April 14, and we will have drawings for prizes!

For more information, visit Rutland Free Library at 10 Court St in Rutland, call 773-1860 or see the library's Web site at

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