Wednesday, April 15, 2015

National Library Week : : April 12 - 18

Celebrate National Library Week 2015
April 12-18, 2015
"Unlimited possibilities @ your library®."

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.

Best-selling author David Baldacci will serve as Honorary Chair of National Library Week. Baldacci’s 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 Bookmobile Day April 15

The State of America’s Libraries 2015

A new digital supplement from American Libraries

April 13, 2015

According to The State of America’s Libraries Report 2015 released April 13 by the American Library Association (ALA), academic, public and school libraries are experiencing a shift in how they are perceived by their communities and society. No longer just places for books, libraries of all types are viewed as community anchors, centers for academic life and research, and cherished spaces

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