For more than 50 years, National Library Week has been a time to celebrate the contributions of libraries, librarians and library workers in schools, campuses and communities nationwide.
How can you celebrate libraries?
- Visit your library. Libraries are everywhere. Did you know there are more than 123,000 libraries of all kinds across the United States? Or that the Amelia V. Gallucci-Cirio Library has over 233,000 books and 1,000 magazines and journals for use by FSC students, faculty, and staff?
- Get to know your librarians. They are trained information experts who can help you find what you’re looking for–in print or online. They can also help you find the right resources for your research, and help you cite your sources properly.
- Support libraries. Learn more on the American Library Association’s Take Action page. Celebrities help support libraries, too. Author and actress Jamie Lee Curtis is the Honorary Chair of National Library Week 2009, appearing in a print public service announcement. Visit the ALA Store to see additional celebrities.
- Read! Learn something new, look up an old favorite, explore a special collection, or connect with unique online resources, like the over 100 databases at FSC.
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.