National Library Week began Monday, and it is celebrated this year April 11th – 17th. It is a celebration of libraries, literacy, books and a recognition of the contributions libraries make to their communities. Actually today, Wednesday April 13th, it is National Bookmobile Day. I have mentioned several times before my love of libraries. It’s a love that began at an early age – my Mom is a reader, and I remember many afternoons and evenings spent browing and reading books at the library. I have shared that love with my daughter, who also enjoys getting new books at the library. We were there this afternoon and came home with no less than 20 books!
Libraries have evolved since I was a kid – they now offer many more services. Besides being the best place in the world to get books, there are many more things the library does to help communities. And actually this year’s theme for NLW is Libraries Transform.
How to celebrate: You can go to the American Library Association’s website, take part in their campaign “Because”, and tell them why libraries are important! This is a shareable/postable picture, to help spread the word. According to their website, there are over 100,000 libraries in this country. Lets support these libraries and recognize their contributions to our communities!
You can also celebrate this week by visiting your library! Enjoy, and happy reading!