National Library Week

It's National Library Week! First sponsored in 1958 by the American Library Association. The purpose of National Library Week is to celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians. Also to promote library usage and support.

It’s National Library Week! First sponsored in 1958 by the American Library Association. The purpose of National Library Week is to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and librarians. Also to promote library usage and support.

The oldest public library in the country is The Darby Free Library in Darby, PA. Founded by the Quakers in 1743.

The oldest public library in the country is The Darby Free Library in Darby, PA. Founded by the Quakers in 1743.

The National Library is The Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., established in 1800 while John Adams was the President of the U.S.

The National Library is The Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., established in 1800 while John Adams was President of the U.S. (This photo is of me and my son, Tommy enjoying Mother’s Day at The Library of Congress).

This is my local library, the Keller Library, renovations completed in 2010.

This is my local library, the Keller Library, renovations completed in 2010.

I hope you enjoyed my mini history lesson on libraries! If you haven’t been to the library in awhile, stop by and browse the bookshelves, chat with the librarians, and maybe even check out a book or two. Happy Reading! 🙂

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