Monday, April 14, 2008

Celebrate libraries @ your library

It's National Library Week again! April 13-19, 2008. That wonderful time of year when librarians try to make ourselves and our work extra interesting. So what is it? Exactly?

To quote ALA (American Library Association):

"First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support."

For me it means lining up a lot of programming and pretty much exhausting myself. But I really like NLW. The first year at my library, I didn't do anything special. Since then I've tried to add programming and the last two years have gone much better. I have a barbershop quartet concert and two author book signings scheduled. I really hope I get good turn out for all three.

Regardless, I'm pleased to make my library a "go to" location in the community. What will your library be doing this year? Will you be attending? Do you use your libraries? Share library memories with me to help me celebrate!

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