The Caroline Kennedy Library (24590 George Street) and John F. Kennedy Jr. Library (24602 Van Born) will host free Library Open Day celebrations on September 10.
The festivities are set from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
According to Library Director Mike McCaffery, attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the extensive services and collections offered by both libraries, as well as the chance to enjoy a comedy magic act by artist Cameron Zvara. (at the Caroline Kennedy Library) and “Mermaid Molly” (at the John F. Kennedy Library), who will read stories, sing songs and have a treasure chest full of goodies for kids of all ages.
Both libraries will be offering refreshments, activities for children and a free raffle.
“These will be great events,” McCaffery said, “that will be both informative and fun for everyone.”
In addition to a wide range of books and periodicals, the two libraries offer several programs for adults, young people, adolescents and families, informational and educational programs, and a host of other resources.
Another achievement the libraries will be celebrating is their nomination as a finalist for the National Medal for Service to Museums and Libraries.
The National Medal is the nation’s highest honor given to museums and libraries that demonstrate significant impact in their communities. For more than 25 years, the award has recognized institutions that demonstrate excellence in service to their communities.
“So many museums, so many libraries have done such a good job over the past two very difficult years. We are proud to present the 30 IMLS National Medal Finalists,” said IMLS Director Crosby Kemper. “Their work is emblematic of the response of the library and museum worlds to simultaneously fulfill their mission and serve their communities.”
No Michigan public library has been named a finalist since 2010, before this year.