Sunday, April 12, 2015

Celebrate National Library Week ~ There Are "Unlimited possibilities @ your library®"!

I feel so fortunate to work in a library, surrounded by the books I love! I’ve always been drawn to libraries and bookstores, so I’m pleased to be celebrating National Library Week this year! This event takes place this year from April 12-18, and the theme for this year is "Unlimited possibilities @ your library®."

Sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. National Library Week 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.

Best-selling author David Baldacci is serving as the Honorary Chair of National Library Week this year! His novels have been translated into more than 45 languages and have been adapted for film and television. Over 110 million copies of his books are in print worldwide. In addition, Baldacci is involved with several philanthropic organizations, including his family’s Wish You Well Foundation®, which fosters and promotes the development and expansion of literacy and educational programs.

Celebrations during National Library Week include:

National Library Workers Day, Tuesday of National Library Week (April 14, 2015), a day for library staff, users, administrators and Friends groups to recognize the valuable contributions made by all library workers;

National Bookmobile Day, Wednesday of National Library Week (April 15, 2015), a day to recognize the contributions of our nation's bookmobiles and the dedicated professionals who make quality bookmobile outreach possible in their communities; and

Celebrate Teen Literature Day, Thursday of National Library Week (April 16, 2015), aimed at raising awareness among the general public that young adult literature is a vibrant, growing genre with much to offer today's teens.

I hope you’ll join me in celebrating National Library Week! If you haven’t been to a library in a while, you just might be amazed at all of the products and services they offer, from movies, video games, music CDs and audiobooks to online resources for research, job preparation or just plain fun! Plus, they have events for the whole family to enjoy, from children to seniors! Visit your local library this week!

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