Did you know that it’s National Library Week? Yes, it’s true – a whole week to love your library even more than you usually do. May we recommend some ways to celebrate?
- Attend a library program! You can use our events calendar to find the right activity for you. In keeping with National Poetry Month, why not join us for A Packsack of Invisible Keepsakes?
- Let the world know how much libraries matter to you by sharing your story, and find out what the library means to your friends and neighbors.
- Check out materials in a format you haven’t tried yet, like downloadable video or graphic novels.
- Or, in the spirit of solidarity, why not try fiction about librarians?
- Take a peek at the Staff Art Show, the current exhibit at the Gallery at Main, and get to know the library workers a little better through their art.
- Consider volunteering, signing up for a Donor Plus card, or making a donation.
- Contact your elected officials and let them know libraries matter to you.
Do you remember the first time you fell in library love? It happened to me as a pre-teen. I was already a pretty serious library user, staggering to and from my house (uphill, both ways!) with armsful of books. It was, however, the serendipitous discovery of The Snarkout Boys and the Avocado of Death that made me the fine, upstanding individual I am today. Ten pages in, I realized that there was more on heaven and earth, Horatio, than I’d dreamed of in my philosophy.
I am, of course, a wee bit biased. How did you get to know the library? Tell the world by leaving us a comment, or sending us an e-mail.