National Library Week
National Library Week 2013: April 14-20
"COMMUNITIES MATTER @ your library"
First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. All types of libraries - school, public, academic and special - participate.
Caroline Kennedy is Honorary Chair of National Library Week 2013 [read more].
Caroline Kennedy to Librarians: 'Your work is truly life changing' [read more].
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How You Can Support Your Library
Additional resources that support the theme:
“COMMUNITIES MATTER @ your library.”
Advocate for Your Library
Who can be a library advocate? Anyone who cares about America's libraries! Find out how YOU can take action.
Campaign for America's Libraries
Find out more about the value of libraries and librarians...and find out how you can benefit from the knowledge of your librarians and the the resources available.
- National Library Legislative Day
Save the date. National Library Legislative Day 2013 will be held May 7 & 8 in Washington, DC.
- One Day in the Life of Arizona's Libraries
MCC Library's very own Azul Gomez was on the committee which created this slide show to demonstrate the difference that Arizona Libraries make in a single day. (To see the slideshow in full screen, press the "more" button in the bottom right-hand corner when the Prezi loads.)
- State of American Libraries Report
View the latest "State of America's Libraries Report," published by the American Library Association.
Sharing the Love
Libraries are the heart of their communities.
A democratic society depends upon an informed and educated citizenry.
— Thomas JEFFERSON
Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend.
Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.
— Groucho MARX
Do you love your library and have a story to tell? Has the library helped you or made your life better? Share your story here.