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Library Peeps Show!

National Library Week is April 4-10, 2021



2021 Library Peeps Show poster

National Library Week is April 4-10, 2021

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. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. All types of libraries - school, public, academic and special - participate.


Saturday, March 29: The Nonfiction Department will begin to accept and display entries.

Sunday, April 4: National Library Week begins! Pick up a National Library Week treat bag in the Nonfiction Department, while supplies last.

Saturday, April 10: Last day to submit an entry. Enter by 5 pm. Last day to pick up a National Library Week Treat bag, while supplies last.

Sunday, April 11 - Sunday, April 25: Vote in the Nonfiction Department for the Peeple's Choice Award.

Monday, April 26: Winners for each category will be announced.

Saturday, April 30: Last day to pick up your diorama. All entries remaining on May 1 will be discarded.


National Library Week Means Creating and Celebrating with Our Favorite “Peeps”

Everyone is familiar with Peeps© – the colorful, gooey, sugar-dusted chicks and bunnies that are now considered to be spring candy classics - but did you know that Peeps© absolutely love to help re-create favorite scenes from literature and the library? No? Our inaugural National Library Week Peeps© Show was in 2017 and it is one our favorite library events. Individual contestants in three age groups and groups/families, created dioramas featuring Peeps© which reflected the breadth of the library experience. Past themes included “The Secret Life of Peeps©,” a miniature East 59 Café filled with Peeps©  patrons, a scene from "Where the Wild Peeps© Are", “Peepemon” (instead of Pokémon) and many other scenes from literature and favorite library activities.

This year, National Library Week is April 4-10 and we will once again celebrate with a Library Peeps© Show. Create a diorama featuring Peeps© in a scene from your favorite book or participating in your favorite thing to do at the Hoover Public Library. Visit the Library Peeps Show photo gallery to find inspirational photos of past entries. A google image search will also help you find inspiration from similar contests around the country.

Please note, we also have a group/family category. We would love to see what your family, book group, bowling team or rock band might come up with when you are all working together!

Bring your completed masterpiece to the Nonfiction Department for display beginning Monday, March 29.

Library fans are, of course, the best “peeps” of all (better than the candy!) and we can't wait to celebrate this very special week with our Hoover Public Library patrons.