Source: The Books For Walls Project
Libraries are places of information. When most people think “library” they think books. And while that is certainly true, these days books take different shapes, such as e-books and audio books. More than just books, libraries are places of information, offering people free access to a wealth of information that they often can’t find elsewhere, whether online, in print or in person. Whether they’re looking for DVDs or the latest best-seller; health or business information found on internet databases not accessible at home, or going for story times and community programming, the library is a center of community for millions of people.
America’s 123,000 libraries fall into four basic types (with a few added variations): Public, School, Academic and Special. There are also Armed Forces libraries, Government libraries and multi-use or Joint-Use libraries, which combine library types in one service area or structure. Learn more about America’s libraries.
At the center of all types of libraries is the librarian. Librarians are information experts, selecting books relevant to the community, creating helpful programming, and connecting people to information.
From ilovelibraries.org, an initiative of the American Library Association
Accessed March 3, 2019
Today’s libraries lead their communities and transform lives every day. From education to job resources to lifelong learning, your library provides access to the programming and services you need to you reach your potential and grow as a leader. Join the Nevins Library, and libraries nationwide, in celebrating National Library Week this week, April 8-14, 2018.
Tell us YOUR story of how the library led you to something of value in your life and you could win a $100 VISA gift card and a copy of “Firebird,” the Coretta Scott King Award-winning book by Misty Copeland, 2018 National Library Week Honorary Chair.
Library lovers can post to Twitter, Instagram, or on the I Love Libraries Facebook page during National Library Week for a chance to win. Entries can be a picture, video, or text. Be creative! Just be sure to include the hashtags #NationalLibraryWeek and #LibrariesLead on your social media post for a chance to win.
Join in the fun! The promotion begins Sunday, April 8 at 1pm and ends Saturday, April 14 at 1pm.
This February we’re participating in the MBLC (Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners) Love
Letters for Libraries campaign.
At the Reference and Main Desk we have a bunch of different Valentines like this one:
that you can fill out with what you love about the library. What program have you liked recently? Or do we have a certain Book that you or your kids just can’t get enough of? Tell us.
Or if you want, tell us why you love libraries and then tag/mention us on Facebook or Twitter (@NevinsLibrary1).
There will be a box at the Main Desk where you can drop off your Valentines all the way through Valentine’s Day.
We’ll be collecting all (both offline and online) the responses and not only will they be happily read by us here at Nevins, they’ll be shared with our state officials too. Hopefully helping those on Beacon Hill understand just how much people in Massachusetts love our libraries.