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The Heart of Our Town- The Loomis Library and Community Learning Center

Apr 07, 2019 01:27PM ● By Melissa Emerzian

This week, April 7th-13th, we observe National Library Week. First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week celebrates the contributions of our libraries, librarians, library workers and volunteer contributors. This year’s theme, ¨Libraries = Strong Communities,¨ illustrates how today’s libraries are at the heart of our towns, providing critical resources, programs and expertise. 

Every day, the Loomis Library and Community Learning Center proves that it is a powerful agent of change, transforming lives and strengthening our community. While the library may mean different things to different people, it serves as a community hub where all community members, regardless of age, culture or income level, can come together to connect. Not just a place for books, the Loomis Library and Community Learning Center hosts events that include story-times, book clubs, knitting classes, arts and craft workshops, and a variety of other educational and entertaining programs each and every week. These programs are specifically designed to bring people together to be better informed, discuss civic issues, and meet the needs and interests of community residents.

We at All Things Loomis want to encourage everyone to join the National Library Week celebration and raise awareness of the value and impact of our library on our community. Visit the library for more details on how to participate in the following special events the library has planned.


  • Take a selfie at one of our events

  • Take a selfie creating something at the MakerSpace

  • Take a selfie finding your favorite books, audio books, CDs or periodicals

  • Post your selfie on FaceBook or Instagram and tag the Loomis Library & Community Center.

  • We will aggregate all of the entries into a poster to display at the library.

BOOKFACE Contest!:


  • The library is a great place to start! Find a book cover with a face or some other portion of a body.

  • Use the book cover you choose to create a striking photo that will blur the lines between reality by replacing the book’s cover with parts of yourself.
    We have samples and books on display to help with this challenge. In addition, you can ask one of the staff members for help.

  • Snap a clear picture. (We can take the picture for you if needed).

  • Include your first and last name and the word "bookface" in the subject line of your email. In the body of your email, add your name and grade level and then attach your picture.

  • You can submit up to 2 photos for this contest.

  • Winners will receive a free book!