April 2017: National Library Week

April 9 – 15 is National Library Week and this year’s theme is “Libraries Transform”. National Library Week began in 1958 by the American Library Association (ALA). It’s a time to show our appreciation for our Libraries and Librarians. Read all about it at:


ALA also has a great fact sheet to tell you all about libraries and has several useful links. See the site at:


On Monday that week (April 10), this ALA site will list the most challenged books of 2016. Be sure to check it out at:


Read on to learn about libraries

Some of the oldest libraries in the world can be fount at this site:


Benjamin Franklin founded the first lending library in the U.S. In 1731. Read all about it at:


There are many different kinds of libraries. Learn what they are at this site.


To find out some more fascinating facts about libraries, go to this site.


This site will introduce you to some of the most amazing libraries in America.


This site will tell you of some of the things you can do in a library.


At this site, there is a list of items (other than books) that some libraries loan out. Some of these items are loaned out by Ellsworth Public Library—do you know what they are?


And if you’re into your family ancestry, go here to find out more about genealogy:


Did you know that the Library of Congress is the largest library in the world?  Go to this site to find out more:


Library of Congress, Jefferson Building


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