National Library Week: Government and Heritage Library Style
April 8 – 14, 2012 is National Library Week. This year’s theme is “You Belong at Your Library,” but The Government and Heritage Library blog wants all of its readers to know that “You Belong at Our Library.” Not just this week as we celebrate libraries across the globe, but every day.
National Library Week was first celebrated in 1958 to recognize the importance and encourage support of libraries and librarians. Throughout the week, there are spotlight days for Library Workers on April 10th, Bookmobiles on April 11th, and Teen Literature on April 12th.
Here are 5 ways you can celebrate libraries this week:
- Visit your local library.
- Donate your favorite book to your local library.
- Join the Government and Heritage Library’sTwitter and Facebook groups.
- Check out the digital collection, “Transforming the Tar Heel State: The Legacy of Public Libraries in North Carolina,” which provides online access to historical photographs, postcards, reports, dedications, and other unique materials related to the libraries ofNorth Carolina.
- Like the following Facebook pages that celebrate libraries: I Love Libraries, Take Your Child to the Library Day, @ Your Library, and Speak Up For Libraries.
Post by Government and Heritage Library Intern, Carla Sarratt.
About the Author: Formerly employed with the 2010 Census, Carla Sarratt is a Master of Library Science student at North Carolina Central University in Durham, North Carolina interning with the Government and Heritage Library.