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April 15, 2016

April 17, 2016
Janet Slessor , Reinbeck Courier

It's National Library Week (April 10-16)

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.

In the mid-1950s, research showed that Americans were spending less on books and more on radios, televisions and musical instruments. Concerned that Americans were reading less, the ALA and the American Book Publishers formed a nonprofit citizen's organization called the National Book Committee in 1954. The committee's goals included encouraging people to read in their increasing leisure time, improve incomes and health and develop strong and happy family life.

The first National Library Week was observed in 1958 with the theme "Wake up and Read!" The theme this year is "Libraries Transform." Stop in our library during the week and sign up for a drawing. We will be giving away a variety of books.

Michele Knaack was here to do a Harold and the Purple Crayon story time April 5. Our next story time will be held on Tuesday, April 19 at 10:00. Lydia Hepke, area girl scout recruiter will be doing the program with stories and activities for young children.



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