RED BANK, NJ - Join us at the Red Bank Public Library for a celebration of National Library Week from April 10 through 16, 2011. The library will host an array of activities and raffles, starting off the week with free bagels for our patrons with the compliments of Manhattan Bagel, Red Bank.

Anyone visiting the library during the week will receive a free raffle ticket to enter a drawing to win one of several baskets containing great gifts donated by local businesses. Gifts will include theatre and movie tickets from Two River Theater Company, Count Basie Theatre, AMC Theatres, and Clearview Cinemas, as well as gift certificates to local restaurants, hair salons, and much more. For chocolate lovers, the Red Bank Chocolate Shoppe will supply special treats at various times during the week.

Also in honor of National Library Week, the Friends of the Red Bank Public Library are raising funds to support the library with a raffle for a Barnes & Noble Nook eReader. Raffle tickets are $5.00 each and will be sold at the Circulation Desk.

To wrap up the week on Saturday, April 16, Red Bank guitarist and singer-songwriter Jim Crawford will provide live entertainment in the Adult Department of the library beginning at 2:00 p.m. Specializing in Americana, folk, and country styles, Jim recently performed at the Jersey Acoustic Music Awards show in Asbury Park, at which his album “Team of My Father” was nominated for Album of the Year. Readie’s Fine Foods of Red Bank will be providing delicious treats for library visitors Saturday afternoon, and the Children’s Department will be offering temporary tattoos all day.

Additional information on programs and services at the Red Bank Public Library are available at the library, on the library’s website www.lmxac.org/redbank, or by calling the library at 732-842-0690.   Library hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The library is located at 84 West Front Street in Red Bank.