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:

http://www.ilovelibraries.org/national-library-week

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

http://www.ala.org/offices/sites/ala.org.offices/files/content/QuotableFacts2017.ANNOTATED.FINAL.01.06.17.pdf

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

http://www.ala.org/bbooks/

Read on to learn about libraries

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

http://www.sturgislibrary.org/history/oldest-library/

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

http://www.libraryhistorybuff.org/benfranklin.htm

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

http://www.ilovelibraries.org/what-libraries-do/about-americas-libraries

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

http://www.librariesforreallife.org/facts.html

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

http://mentalfloss.com/article/30701/10-amazing-north-american-libraries

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

http://www.earlybirdbooks.com/14-fantastic-things-that-can-happen-at-the-library/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Blast_03/14/2017

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?

https://ischool.syr.edu/infospace/2013/01/23/12-things-you-can-get-at-libraries-other-than-books/

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

http://www.genealogy.com/articles/research/00000017.html

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

https://www.loc.gov/about/fascinating-facts/

Library of Congress, Jefferson Building

 

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