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!