National Library Week is the time to celebrate our libraries and our librarians and to promote literacy in our community.
|Picture from ALA website|
National Library Week was established in 1958.
Here is little bit of history about National Library Week from the ALA website:
"In the mid 1950's, research showed that Americans were spending less on books and more on radios, televisions, and musical instruments. Concerned that Americans were reading less, the ALA and the American Book Publishers formed a nonprofit citizens organization called the National Book Committee in 1954. The committee's goals were ambitious. They ranged from encouraging people to read in their increasing leisure time to improving incomes and health and developing strong and happy family life."
|Inside the Hazelton Public Library.|
National Library Week is the perfect time to visit your local library, to get a library card, or to check out interesting books for free or enjoy fantastic and free library programs.
Your library is waiting for you.
|Hazelton Marble Library, Stockton, CA.|
Outliers : the story of success
The Paris wife : a novel
The power of habit : why we do what we do in life and business
Sick day for Amos McGee
So please tell us what you like best about your local library?
|Young Patron reading at the Troke Library|