Agnes Adler recounted how her experiences as a Holocaust survivor, rescued by Raoul Wallenberg, informed her creative life. She graciously agreed to speak at the Library as part of its exhibit "Reading and Writing with Anne Frank," on loan from the Anne Frank Center USA from March 22, 2015 - May 15, 2015.
On Sunday, November 14, 2010, the Albert Wisner Public Library Foundation sponsored a festive celebration to mark the first anniversary of the Library in its beautiful new building. See some of the highlights here!
Reading Education Assistance Dogs (R.E.A.D.) is a program of Intermountain Therapy Animals. The program seeks to improve the literacy skills of children through the assistance of registered therapy teams as literacy mentors. Children read to specially-trained dogs and improve their reading, communication skills and confidence.
A team of teens from AWPL competed in a spirited book trivia contest against eight other RCLS libraries. Teen AWPL came in second place!
The Library was delighted to display photos and artifacts shared by Vietnam-era veterans for a collection exhibited for November and December 2013. On December 8, the Library hosted a reception honoring these veterans and their families. They gathered to meet, share stories and recollections and accept thanks for their service from local citizens.
Volunteers collectively contributed over 4,000 hours to AWPL in 2011 to help with shelving, collection maintenance, reading the newspaper aloud to tape for low-vision patrons, and myriad other tasks. There are no words sufficient to express the gratitude of the Library Board and staff for such generosity. The value of our volunteers' donations of time is unquantifiable - it's priceless. We love our volunteers!
Seven cafes in the Village of Warwick agreed to display and share copies of Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank. Patrons were encouraged to take the books to read, then either return them or pass them along to friends. The project was the brainchild of Mayor Michael Newhard, inspired by the Library's travelling exhibit of "Reading and Writing with Anne Frank," on display March 22, 2015-May 15, 2015.