What is that big brick building on campus, right by the Science Center, that has loads of comfy chairs, awesome old books, and friendly workers? Oh, right; it’s the library! Most students use the library for studying, but it can be used in lots of other ways, and is vital to our schooling.
First sponsored in 1958, this holiday-like week is set aside to honor the contributions of America’s libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support.
During this week, there are several celebration/theme days. These include National Library Workers Day on the 14th, National Bookmobile Day on the 15th, and Celebrate Teen Literature Day on the 16th. Also, this year the Honorary Chair of National Library Week 2015 is David Baldacci. Baldacci is a best-selling author and philanthropist, and will be this heading this year’s celebration week.
So go out to a library near you and thank a librarian for all the hard work they do for you and others in your community! Remember: books are the greatest weapons in the world, and these people help you wield them.
Check out these great resources to learn more about National Library Week:
American Library Association. “Celebrate National Library Week.” American Library
Assocation. Ala.org. Web. April 7 2015.
"National Library Week Celebrates 50 Years." American Libraries 39.4 (2008): 12.
Corporate ResourceNet. Web. 7 Apr. 2015.
Preer, Jean. "'Wake Up And Read!' Book Promotion And National Library Week, 1958." Libraries And The Cultural Record 1 (2010): 92. Literature Resource Center. Web. 7 Apr. 2015.
Soria, Krista M. "Factors Predicting The Importance Of Libraries And Research Activities For Undergraduates." Journal Of Academic Librarianship 39.6 (2013): 464-470. Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts. Web. 13 Apr. 2015.
Also, want to share how a library has changed your life? Go to My Library Story to read testimonials and share your own experience!