April 10-16, 2011, is National Library Week. This year’s theme is “Create your own story @ your library.” John Grisham is the Honorary Chair. April 12th was also National Library Workers Day . “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. All types of libraries – school, public, academic and special – participate.” The Los Angeles Times blog, Jacket Copy, pointed out:
As libraries have faced budget cutbacks nationwide, National Library Week is a time when they can be the focus of positive attention.
You can celebrate National Library Week in different ways:
- Find out what your local library or other libraries are doing through Twitter (search “National Library Week” or some are using #NLW2011 and #NLW11), Facebook, or their webpages;
- Read an article about librarians (via Warner Library);
- Watch a Freeze Mob honoring the week (not the most exciting of all the mob’s I’ve seen);
- Fight censorship by reading a banned book.
What are you doing to celebrate?