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Happy National Library Week!

National Library Week 2016 ends this Saturday and it’s safe to say that it sure has been a success!  The very first National Library Week was celebrated on March 16-22, 1958 and the theme was “Wake up and Read for a Better-Read Better-Informed America.”  This year’s was “Libraries Transform” and it was so applicable, more than ever.  This article from the American Libraries Magazine gives a nice summary of “How ALA’s annual advocacy event got started.”

Hope you all had a great National Library Week and we look forward to next year! 

 

Libraries Transform

National Library Week begins this coming Monday, April 10!  This year’s theme is “Libraries Transform” which is perfect for the changing roles libraries are playing nowadays.  The theme also comes from the “Libraries Transform” initiative of the American Library Association.  The campaign is “is designed to increase public awareness of the value, impact and services… Continue Reading

The Freedom to Read

Happy National Library Week! For the past few weeks, this blog has featured its first mini-series, looking at the rights and freedoms Libraries across America (including Lower Macungie Library!) guarantee you, and stand for. Wrapping up this series is the Freedom to Read Statement, a Statement largely written by the American Library Association, but endorsed… Continue Reading

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