This week is National Library Week. National Library Week is an annual observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) to promote appreciation and usage of libraries in the U.S. This event began in 1958, a time when research indicated that Americans were spending more time listening to radios and watching television rather than reading. Consequently, a non-profit called the National Book Committee was formed to promote reading and visiting local libraries. They organized the first National Library Week.
This year’s theme, “Libraries Transform,” sheds light on the fact the libraries not only offer books, but connect people to information, build communities, and promote innovation.
What can you do during National Library Week?
- Visit your local library. Check out some books, attend a program, or just browse around.
- Thursday, April 13th is Take Action for Libraries Day. Advocate for continuing federal funding for libraries by visiting this link.
- Fill out the form below to let us know what you love about Fondulac District Library. Each person who responds by April 20th will be entered in a drawing to win a prize!
Post by: Susie Rivera, Reference Specialist
Welcome to #FDL! #FDL is a twice weekly update on all things Fondulac District Library and East Peoria. Twice a week, library staff will make posts that highlight some aspect of library life and relate it to you – our readers. Have you ever wanted to know which Dewey number represented a certain topic? Are you looking for book recommendations based on your favorite television show or television recommendations based on your favorite book? Have you ever wondered about the secret details of librarian life? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then #FDL is for you. We look forward to writing posts that are informative and entertaining and hope that you enjoy getting better acquainted with Fondulac District Library.