National Library Week, April 7-13, 2019, is an annual country-wide celebration highlighting the valuable role libraries, librarians and library workers play in transforming lives and communities. They are no longer just a place for books; libraries have expanded beyond their traditional roles and provide more opportunities for community engagement and the delivery of new services that connect closely with their community's needs. Libraries are at the heart of their villages, cities, towns, schools and campuses. They have public spaces where people of all backgrounds can come together and connect.

Please join us at the Spring Valley Public Library in celebrating National Library Week 2019, with a special promotion that supports this year's theme: Libraries = Strong Communities. Libraries across St. Croix County have partnered with area businesses to provide library cardholders unique offers and discounts. (The village of Spring Valley is located in both St.

Croix and Pierce Counties, just in case you were wondering.)

Now your library card not only saves you money by borrowing things for free, but also provides you with great discounts at local businesses during National Library Week.

During the week of April 7-13, 2019 stop by any participating business to receive a special National Library Week offer. All you have to do is show your library card, any library card from anywhere! No library card? Visit your local library to get signed up today and celebrate National Library Week!

To find out what deals are being offered, visit any participating business or come to the Spring Valley Public Library for a complete listing of details. Some restrictions do apply. To get the deal, show your library card at any participating business.

Participating libraries include: your Spring Valley Public Library, Friday Memorial Library (New Richmond), Glenwood City Public Library, Deer Park Public Library, Hazel Mackin Community Library (Roberts), and the River Falls Public Library.

Participating businesses in the Spring Valley area include: A Butchery Shoppe, Breath and Bodywork Therapeutic Massage, Claudia Traynor CPA, Dragonfly and Damsel, First Bank of Baldwin -Spring Valley Branch, Spring Valley Bakery, Spring Valley Theatre, Valley View Eye Clinic and Gateway Publishing/Best Press.

Participating River Falls area businesses are:

Culvers, Dairy Queen, Fantastic Sams, Fox Den Books, Johnnie's Bar, McDonalds, Mei Mei

Cookies and Creamery and South Fork Café.