Monday, April 14, 2008

National Libray Week is 50 Years Old!

This week America is celebrating National Library Week. In 1958, the country started celebrating Libraries and Librarians and their contributions to promote Libraries. Fifty years later, we are still celebrating.

The Austin Public Library is celebrating by debuting a new READ poster featuring local celebrity, Jesse Sublett. Writer and musician, Sublett tells us to “Beat the Blues: Read a Book” as his motto on the new poster. Check out the new poster at all of the Austin Public Library locations and check out a book while you’re in.

Libraries – schools, public, academic and special – are all celebrating National Library Week. For example, Harford Community College in Baltimore, MD is celebrating by offering amnesty on fines for all cardholders all week. East Central Public Library in Mississippi is inviting students to design a Library bookmark, with the winners bookmark to be reproduced and distributed at the Library. The University of St. Thomas in Minnesota is sponsoring a daily online trivia contest with a grand prize going to the winner. Other Libraries across the country will have authors speak, children will draw and design, adults will join book groups, and teens will join in Manga fun.

What will YOU do to support the Library this week?

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