Monday, April 11, 2016

National Library Week 2016

It's National Library Week!

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.

This year's theme is “Libraries Transform” - part of a public awareness campaign "to help shift the mindset that 'libraries are obsolete or nice to have' to 'libraries are essential.' This and other library trends of the past year are detailed in the American Library Association’s 2016 State of America’s Libraries report, released during National Library Week.

Student Library Assistant, Ashley,
makes fun of the old card catalog that is now
"growing" silk plants in the library.
The Darling Library invites our patrons to make it fun this year by posting a "shelfie" (a picture of yourself in the library) on Facebook, Twitter, or some other social media site to help express how the library "transforms."

We believe our library transforms lives because it supports the curriculum of Hope International University which is designed "empower students through Christian higher education to serve the Church and impact the world for Christ."

What is more transformative than that?

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