Communities across the country will celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries, librarians and library workers during National Library Week, April 13-19.
This year, National Library Week marks its 50th anniversary with the theme “Join the circle of knowledge @ your library®.” This is a time to honor all the free resources at Glenn Terrell Library along with a special exhibit called Week of the Young Child. The exhibit will draw attention to the importance of literacy and reading of books to children. All types of libraries—school, public, academic and special will participate nationwide this year to celebrate its 50th anniversary.
Beth Lindsay, assistant dean of public service and outreach for Glenn Terrell Library, said this is a week to honor all libraries and the workers that keep them going. Lindsay said vendors that supply the library with e-books and scholarly journals such as Ebrary, Gale, and Proquest will be opening their site up to more information this week to show their appreciation to libraries. Students, faculty and staff will be able to take a glimpse at information that normally can not be accessed in public libraries.
Glenn Terrell Library will be celebrating Nation Library workers day Tuesday April 15, with a free lunch for all the employees available to attend.
This year’s National Library Week honorary chair is the beloved entertainer and author Julie Andrews, known for her roles in such classic movies as “The Sound of Music” and “Mary Poppins,” and such books as Thanks to You—Wisdom from Mother and Child and The Great American Mousical. In her role as chair, Andrews has produced a series of television and radio Public Service Announcements for National Library Week, which are available at
Launched in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the ALA and libraries across the country to honor the contributions of our nation’s libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. For more information on National Library Week, please visit the Campaign for America’s Libraries Web site at www.ALA.org