|Designed by Gene Luen Yang,|
an award-winning graphic novelist.
It's National Library Week, April 10 - 16, 2016.
The American Library Association [ALA] sponsored the first National Library Week, in 1958, to share a public awareness for libraries and an appreciation for librarians. The ALA continues to promote the use and support of libraries and library contributions across our nation every April.
Visit your local library and show your support to celebrate libraries. For more information about additional ideas check out I Love Libraries here.
The library is an important institution that offers many opportunities for families to learn and grow together. From wee little ones to *silver people* and every age in between, a library has something for everyone. All you need is a library card.
|Stack of books|
National Library Week is a time to recognize the valuable contributions that libraries make for communities throughout the nation. From public libraries to school libraries, bookmobiles, and the Little Free Libraries throughout your neighborhood.
Participate in ALA's #LibrariesTransform public awareness promotion. Create your own Because Statement and fill in the blank by telling your story of why your library is important.
For more ALA celebrations throughout the month of April and throughout the remainder of the year check out this link about promotions and events.
Remember eight year old RAMONA QUIMBY?
|Happy Birthday |
This week [and during the entire month of April] in honor of author Beverly Cleary's 100th birthday, let's make reading a priority. Let's Drop Everything and Read, D. E. A. R. with Ramona Quimby and a tall stack of books.
That's what I am doing.
That's what my seven sweet and sometimes sassy grands are doing.
That's what I am doing.
|Mrs. Sue reads |
during Literacy Night
at St. Michael's School
|Oma Sue loves Johannah, Joshua & Jaxon.|
|Oma Sue loves Lily & Lane.|
|Oma Sue loves Charlotte.|
|Oma Sue loves Henry.|
High five for fellow GROG authors and librarians: Todd Burleson, Marcie Flinchum Atkins, Kathy Halsey and Pat Miller. Thank you for the many hours spent in a library, motivating and sharing literacy with library patrons, story time readings, supporting children with independent research, selecting and classifying library sources, making book recommendations to teachers and students, and checking out, shelving many, many titles and much more.
Celebrate the love of literacy. Celebrate libraries.