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Apr 07 2021 - 04:30 PM
Today In History: National Library Week

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Did you know that National Library Week began on Sunday, April 4th, 2021? A time to celebrate all libraries -- school/academic, special, and public -- and the work of their contributors, National Library Week promotes usage and encourages thinking about the evolving role of libraries, particularly given the impact of the global pandemic. This year's theme, Welcome To Your Library, embraces a multitude of users, as it highlights the versatility, resilience, and growth of libraries which continue to adapt to changing needs in changing times.

National Library Week was first sponsored in 1958 by the American Library Association and libraries with the theme, Wake Up and Read! It typically occurs every year during the second full week in April, and it is observed through positive participation in conferences, events, and other offerings across the United States.

The following articles are drawn from Proquest Historical Newspapers, which informs and inspires classroom teaching and learning.

Special News SLide - Library Week


   •   Preer, J. (2010). "Wake Up and Read!" Book Promotion and National Library Week, 1958. Libraries & the Cultural Record, 45(1), 92-106.

   •   Shucha, B. J. (2005). It's About Opportunities: Reflections on Celebrating National Library Week. AALL Spectrum, 8.

   •   Explore the full range of resources and services, remote and onsite, which libraries bring!


  • Special News Slide, Courtesy of Gottesman Libraries


Need to keep current, look to the past, teach a topic? The Everett Cafe features daily postings of news from around the world, and also promotes awareness of historical events from an educational context. Be sure to check additional Cafe News postings on the library blog.

Posted in: Learning at the LibraryNews Cafe|By: Jennifer Govan|360 Reads