Sunday, April 08, 2012

National Library Week - You belong @ your library

National Library Week begins today, April 8-14, 2012, with the theme of “You belong @ your library.”

Altho President Obama issues a White House Proclamation for every odd ball group out there I see none for National Library Week, therefore, I Howard will issue my own proclamation for National Library Week.

National Library Week 2012 Proclamation

WHEREAS, libraries have historically served as our nation’s great equalizers of knowledge by providing free access to all;

WHEREAS, libraries work to meet the changing needs of their users, including building print and electronic collections, expanding outreach services and increasing programming;

WHEREAS, our nation’s libraries provide a forum for diverse ideas and points of view that help us better understand each other and ourselves;

WHEREAS, librarians are trained professionals, helping people of all ages and backgrounds find and interpret the information they need to live, learn and work in a challenging economy;

WHEREAS, librarians design and offer programs and courses to develop research, information literacy, and related technology and learning skills;

WHEREAS, libraries are part of the American dream, places for education, opportunity and lifelong learning;

WHEREAS, libraries, librarians, library workers and supporters across America are celebrating National Library Week, April 8-14, 2012, with the theme of “You belong @ your library.”

NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved that I, Howard, Blog Owner Of The Delmar Dustpan, proclaim National Library Week @ Delmar, April 8-14, 2012. I encourage everyone in the Delmar community to take advantage of the many resources and services available at the Delmar Library. I also encourage everyone to thank the entire Library staff whose expertise and dedication make the Delmar Library a Library of distinction.

Like I said this week is National Library Week, so take advantage of the most valuable card in your wallet. Stop by to check out the local libraries awesome materials or our even awesomer events; even some of their normal programming has been “revved” up!

Whether you are a job seeker looking for resources to land a new job, a parent looking for free activities for children, or a student working on a project or searching for your next favorite book, you will find what you need at Delmarva Public Libraries. Stop by use the computers, read a "free" newspaper or magazine, research your family tree,check out a movie or even check out a book.

Libraries are about people, not just books, and librarians are about more than just saying “Shhh.” They are also about saying: “Psst – have a look at this.” They are sifters, guides and co-creators of human connection. Most of all they are cultural curators, not of paper, but of human history and ideas.

National Library Week was First sponsored in 1958, it 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.

In April many of our local libraries will be having book sales, some in the immediate area are;

The Annual book sale given by the Laurel Library Friends. Come to the Laurel Library Community Room from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, April 9, Tuesday, April 10 and Wednesday, April 11. There will be great, cheap prices for books, tapes and DVDs. All proceeds are used to promote youth programs at the library.

Wicomico Public Library will have a Spring Book Sale on Fri., Apr.13, and Sat., Apr. 14, to help celebrate National Library Week 2012.

At The Delmar Library; Friends of the Library Book and Bake Sale will be held Friday, April 27 from 4 to 7 p.m. and Saturday, April 28 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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