Nearby libraries are sponsoring events from April 8 to 14 as part of the American Library Association’s annual celebration of National Library Week.
The Orange County Public Library, which saw a 42 percent increase in traffic Monday, is running a Facebook campaign.
People who like the library’s page are eligible for a $100 Visa gift card, and the winner will be chosen on April 14.
The Chapel Hill Public Library, which has moved to a temporary location in University Mall while the original site is expanded, is also hosting events to highlight its service to the community.
Events include free social networking classes for adults, toddler story times, mini Olympic games and junior book clubs for children — and many will continue even after the week’s end.
Next week Chapel Hill resident and internationally known author Jeffery Deaver, who wrote the latest James Bond book, will speak at an afternoon tea on April 16 at Deep Dish Theater next to the library in University Mall.
Martha Brunstein, president of the Friends of the Chapel Hill Public Library, said in an email that these events acknowledge the library’s value to the entire community.