We all know the importance of libraries and its impact it’s had on the world and in many lives. This week (April 10-16) is National Library Week! It’s sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and honors the many libraries in the nation. This year the theme is Libraries Transform. This is a great time to be reminded of the influential work both libraries and librarians have had in our world. Let’s promote and encourage the use of libraries wherever you are. I know I’m thankful for everything the library has offered me as it has been my sanctuary many times. My love of books has definitely come from being at the library often. To read more about National Library Week and find out what things you can do to promote the library, go here. Keep reading and don’t forget to support your local library!
What and where is your favorite library?
It’s school library month everyone! April has many bookish events to celebrate reading in various platforms. This whole month is used to honor and celebrate the impact that our school libraries has had on not only ourselves but our children and future children to come. Originally started in 1983, it was a way to promote reading and highlight the influences the library and librarians have on our education. This year the 2016 theme is School Libraries Transform Learning. I encourage everyone to get involved in your local school library or just thank someone who works in the school library. School librarians do a wonderful job servicing our community. Read more about school library month here.
What are some of your childhood school library memories?
I had the opportunity to attend the Scholastic Book Fair hosted at my college. For those that are unfamiliar with the Scholastic Book Fair, it is an event that hosts many of the latest titles of book for children, teens, and parents and teachers. The proceeds go to C. A. R. E. which supports undergraduate and graduates students as they pursue their clinical work and field experience.
The fair is being held February 4-11 all day. Scholastic is also hosting an online book fair here if you want to purchase some books but are unable to do so in person. I love going to the Scholastic Book Fairs each year and joining in the movement of promoting reading education.