I love celebrations and this week is one of my favorites….National Library Week. Like many of you, some of my fondest memories are from libraries. There was always something about the smell of all those books. So many to choose from and just imagining all those people who enjoyed them before me was mind-boggling.
All across the US, libraries in schools, campuses and communities will be celebrating National Library Week, a time to highlight the value of libraries, librarians and library workers. The National Honorary Chair this year is Caroline Kennedy and the theme this year is Community Matters.
,According to the American Library Association:
Libraries now offer so much more than just checking out books. You can borrow e-readers, iPads, there’s tutoring for adults, book clubs, author visits, movie nights, teen events, classes and taxes done. During the celebration week, some libraries will be offering coffee and cookies, poetry contests for kids, photography contests and one library will have a Food for Fines day.
What does your library have planned? What’s your favorite thing to do at the library?
Bottom Line: “If I was a book, I would like to be a library book, so I would be taken home by all different sorts of kids.” ~ Cornelia Funke
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