CHICAGO — Whether spring means a thorough house cleaning, preparing a home garden or simply enjoying the season, librarians are planning programs that suit library users' preferred springtime activities.
Below are just a few examples of what libraries across the country are planning to do to celebrate the arrival of spring.
CHICAGO – It seems appropriate that the Bard of Avon's birthday should take place during the same month we celebrate National Poetry Month. It is no surprise that libraries across the country are celebrating the 449th birthday of William Shakespeare.
CHICAGO — As school libraries celebrate National Library Week (April 14 - 20) and School Library Month, American Library Association (ALA) President Maureen Sullivan expresses her concern about current and future challenges in an opinion piece published in the Huffington Post.
CHICAGO – The tightening of belts across the U.S. has almost everyone looking for ways to cut costs. With entertainment being one of the first targets, your local library is driving to the rescue – literally – as bookmobiles are racing into communities bringing education, entertainment and enlightenment wherever they go. Those communities will take time on Wednesday, April 17, 2013 to celebrate these heroes on wheels during National Bookmobile Day @ your library.
Libraries play a responsive role as budgets are cut, book challenges increase, ebooks present new challenges
CHICAGO — Libraries and library staff continue to respond to the needs of their communities, providing key resources as budgets are reduced, speaking out forcefully against book-banning attempts and advocating for free access to digital content in libraries, with a keen focus placed on ebook formats.
CHICAGO — Communities nationwide are celebrating the contributions of libraries – including school, academic, public and special libraries - and library workers during National Library Week, April 14 – 20, 2013, sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA). This year’s theme is “Communities matter @ your library.”
Libraries provide key resources as budgets are reduced, speaking out forcefully against book-banning attempts and advocating for free access to digital content in libraries.
CHICAGO — In her role as honorary chair of National Library Week (April 14-20, 2013), author, editor, library and literacy advocate Caroline Kennedy visited with students at Sanislo Elementary School library in Seattle to discuss the power of poetry and libraries. The visit was timed in conjunction with April's School Library Month.
CHICAGO — New public service announcements (PSA) of National Library Week Honorary Chair Caroline Kennedy are currently appearing on the Disney Channel. Approximately 1.4 million viewers see the PSAs every time they air.
Kennedy appears in the PSA with the star of Disney Channel's "Austin and Ally," Laura Marano. They discuss the value and opportunities available at libraries.
CHICAGO — Maureen Sullivan, president of the American Library Association (ALA), submitted the following statement regarding the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project report, “Library Services in the Digital Age,” that was released today. The report examines the role of libraries in communities, how people use libraries and their websites and the kinds of services people would like to see from libraries and librarians.