Have you ever thought that paper books were going to be a thing of the past once technology advanced? Well this was sort of the case in the 1950’s, but instead of being concerned about paper books, librarians (specifically, the American Library Association) were worried people had stopped reading and were instead listening to the radio, watching television, and even playing an instrument. The American Library Association formed together in 1958 and created National Library Week. The theme for their first year was “Wake Up and Read!” This year, National Library Week is being celebrated on April 10-16 and the theme is “Libraries Transform.”
Also a part of National Library Week, Tuesday, April 12, 2016 is National Library Workers day. All around the world, people will come together and praise librarians for all their great contributions. Come stop into the library and tell a librarian how much you appreciate them or write them a note! There will be a basket with paper on Tuesday.
Challenged books of 2014:
Saga by Brian Vaughan and Fiona Staples:GN 741.5 V465 2012: 3rd-Floor
Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky: CL 813.54 C399 1999: 3rd-Floor
The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison: CL 813.54 M8348b: 3rd-Floor
I Love Libraries - National Library Week Website