|”Be a little careful about your library. |
Do you foresee what you will do with it?
Very little to be sure.
But the real question is,
'What will it do with you?'
You will come here
and get books that will
open your eyes,
and your ears,
and your curiosity,
and turn you inside out
or outside in.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson, find works by him at your library!
|Show your support on your Facbook page! Thanks to @ your library you can easily edit your cover image to show your support with this fun graphic, click here to make it happen!|
But we hope that National Library Week
will be every day, all year; that everyone
will get out there and use their library!
Our little local act in support Interlochen Public Library: we donated 50 snazzy pocket "How to Keep a Book Journal" books and recycled bamboo pencils. IPL liked the idea so much they insisted on buying more --thanks for the support IPL, especially Amanda, nice work on all the festivities!! Thanks for the support from Blackbird Arts in Traverse City --who just happen to be the featured art in the McGuire Community Room this month at the Woodmere Branch of Traverse Area District Library. And to Crystal Crate and Cargo in Beulah for donating the wonderful pencils. And thanks to our secret donors, you know who you are; The Dad for helping The Mom assemble the final 10 journals; to The Sister's Gramma who wrote with her lovely handwriting on so many of the pencils; and to The Sisters and the BFWP Family of Readers, we are grateful for your endless support.
|Want one of these lovely journals for yourself or how about a bunch for your reading group? With every journal you purchase we donate one to a local library's Summer Reading Program!|
Watch this short film about ecojot's trip to Haiti, we've set our sights on helping them with their outreach --who knows, when The Sisters are 18 maybe we can volunteer with them?! Learn more about the ecojot "Give" program, click here, and get inspired to help spread literacy around the globe!
Now Back to LIBRARIES! There are so many ways that a library can help, all you have to do is ask! Here are some tips and fun ways to learn about and support our wonderful libraries:
"Even as budget-cutters take aim at libraries and their services, more than two-thirds of the 1,000-plus adults contacted in a survey in January said that the library’s assistance in starting a business or finding a job was important to them, according to the poll, conducted for the American Library Association (ALA) by Harris Interactive.
Sixty-five percent of those polled said they had visited the library in the past year; women are significantly more likely than men (72 percent vs. 58 percent) to fall into this category, especially working women, working mothers and women aged 18-54. Overall, 58 percent of those surveyed said they had a library card, and the largest group was, again, women, especially working women and working mothers. College graduates and those with a household income of more than $100,000 were also well represented among card holders, according to the survey."
Now go out and enjoy your library,
Celebrate Libraries Everyday!
Celebrate Libraries Everyday!