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TROY – This week, the Troy-Miami County Public Library joins libraries in schools, campuses and communities nationwide in celebrating National Library Week, a time to highlight the value of libraries, librarians and library workers.

“Service to the community has always been the focus of the library,” said Rachelle Miller, executive director. “While this aspect has never changed, libraries have grown and evolved in how they provide for the needs of every member of their community.”

Troy-Miami County Public Library is celebrating National Library Week by hosting a number of programs and activities.

Children ages 4-11 can pick up a drawing sheet at the library, beginning Monday, April 14. Children who draw a picture of their favorite book and return it to the library before April 19 will win a certificate for a free scoop of Culver’s Frozen Custard. They will also be entered into a drawing for a free kid’s meal. This yearly program is sponsored by Culver’s.

Join library staff for an “eggs”ellent evening of stories, crafts and refreshments at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 14. This program is for school age children and their families, but it is almost full so call to register at (937) 339-0502.

The fourth annual exhibit of homeschool art projects is going on now in the multi-purpose room. An art exhibit reception will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 15.

The National Bookmobile celebration will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 16. The public is invited to check out Troy’s mobile library, learn how it is operated, meet the staff and check out some books. The bookmobile will be parked in front of the Troy library. Refreshments will be served. No registration required.

Come join a spring story time in Pleasant Hill with Miss Andrea at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 16. Enjoy a variety of good books, activities, finger plays, music and crafts for any age. Registration is requested. For more information, call (937) 676-2731.

“Essential Oils for Babies & Children” will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 16. It is designed to teach how to ease teething pain, earaches, colds, flu, upset stomach, colic, headaches, allergies, asthma, and more. Learn how easy and safe essential oils are and how they can help your little one.

“Essential Oils for Pregnancy and Beyond” will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 16. This class is for anyone who is pregnant, a midwife, doula, chiropractor, childbirth educator, or anyone who works with pregnant women. Learn how to safely and effectively use essential oils to help pregnant women with common complaints such as swelling, fatigue and insomnia, morning sickness, pregnancy and labor related pains, labor, delivery, and recovery, newborn care and more.

First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April.

For more information, visit the Troy-Miami County Public Library at 419 W. Main St., call (937) 339-0502 or see the library’s website at www.tmcpl.org. Library hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays, and 1-5 p.m. Sundays.

The library also has a Local History Library at 100 W. Main St., Troy and branch in Pleasant Hill at 12 N. Main St.

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