Did you know that there is a week dedicated to your local library? Yes, there is! In fact, it is this week, April 10-16. The theme for this year is "Create Your Own Story". The first National Library Week was observed May 1958 with the theme "Wake Up and Read". The idea of a National Library Week is older than one would think. The American Library Association (ALA) recommended such a week in 1922.
This week is National Library Week. The theme is "Create Your Own Story @ your library". The library has always been a place where stories begin. They start whenever someone visits the library and opens a book for the first time, enriches their education through research, or discovers a passion for something new.
This week is National Library Week. When was the last time you visited your library? Mid-Continent and the Midwest Genealogy Center would like to encourage you to stop by our facilities to see what we have to offer. Here at MGC, we have many fascinating genealogy resources for you to use for free! In addition, you can take courses on genealogy.
In honor of National Library Week, we had our patrons tell us why they need our library. Here is just one of the responses we got. Mustafa from Independence needs our library because it helps reduce his expenses through free Internet usage and books. Also, the library helps to increase and enrich his knowledge. He says the library is a place where you are always a winner.
Thank you to Mustafa and all of our patrons who need our library and let us know why.
National Library Week, which recognizes and honors the significant impact that libraries and librarians have on the community, is April 14-20th, 2013. Our theme this year is Communities Matter @ Your Library. In the 1950s, it was thought that Americans were reading fewer books and spending too much time listening to the radio and watching TV. This concerned the American Library Association (ALA) as well as the American Book Publishers, so they formed an organization known as the National Book Committee.
This week the Midwest Genealogy Center, in conjunction with the Mid-Continent Public Library, joins libraries in local schools, college campuses, and communities across the nation in celebrating National Library Week. This week recognizes the attributes, contributions, and value of libraries and its staff in their respective communities.
First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country, annually each April.