04 February 2012

Get the Scoop! At Your Library: National Libraries Day and Take Your Child to the Library Day

"A library is not a luxury, 
it is a necessity"
Henry Ward Beecher

Today we are celebrating National Libraries Day in honor of our friends in Britain. What to  do on National Libraries Day? It is simple. Julia Donaldson, Waterstone's Children's Laureate, penned a poem to celebrate the day, and concluded:
Yes, come to the library! Browse and borrow,
And help make sure it’ll still be here tomorrow.
  Read the full poem, click here.
Visit the National Libraries Day website to learn more!

And today is a special day, just for KIDS: Take Your Child to the Library Day and we got the scoop from ALA (American Library Association) Connect:
"Nadine Lipman of the Waterford (CT) Public Library, and Caitlin Augusta of the Stratford (CT) Library Association have started a grassroots initiative called “Take Your Child to the Library Day.” The  annual event will be on the first Saturday in February (February 4, 2012). 
They've set up a blog at: takeyourchildtothelibrary.blogspot.com, and a public Facebook page at facebook.com/Take-Your-Child-to-the-Library-Day/286965. Everyone is invited to participate, including libraries outside of Connecticut." Note: the lovely artwork for Take Your Child to the Library day was created by children's author Nancy Elizabeth Wallace. 
We have plans to help spread the word and more people involved, it's on our calendar for 2013! Wouldn't it be lovely if EVERY day was Take Your Child to the Library Day? 
Celebrate libraries! 
Stop in at the nearest library, 
tell them the Books for Walls Project sent you. 

 Use It or 
Lose It!

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous2:31 PM

    So much to celebrate. Thanks for the work.

    --Friend from across the pond.