Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Celebrate National Library Week

Celebrate National Library Week 2016 (April 10-16) with the theme "Libraries Transform"

Follow along during
National Library Week

Gene Yang Print Public Service Announcement: Celebrate National LIbrary Week, April 10-16, 2016
The 2016 National Library Week theme is Libraries Transform, and Gene Luen Yang will serve as Honorary Chair.
Gene Luen Yang is an award-winning graphic novelist and the 2016-2017 National Ambassador for
Young People’s Literature. His 2006 book, "American Born Chinese," was the first graphic novel to be a
finalist for a National Book Award and the first to win the American Library Association’s Printz Award.
It also won an Eisner Award for Best Graphic Album. Learn more at geneyang.com.
First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. All types of libraries - school, public, academic and special - participate.
Celebrations during National Library Week include:
  • Monday, April 11: State of America's Libraries Report released, including Top Ten Frequently Challenged Books of 2015.
  • Tuesday, April 12: National Library Workers Day, a day for library staff, users, administrators and Friends groups to recognize the valuable contributions made by all library workers.
  • Wednesday, April 13: National Bookmobile Day, a day to recognize the contributions of our nation's bookmobiles and the dedicated professionals who make quality bookmobile outreach possible in their communities.
Great Stuff Newsletter from TeacherVision
Library Week is April 10-16, and it's the perfect time to teach your students the proper way to use the library. We have everything you need to teach about the Dewey Decimal System, ways to use dictionaries and encyclopedias, and research projects.

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