National Library Week – 2015
The BIG FLATS Chemung County Library receives the Crayon Kiosk iPad Stand just in time for National Library week – 2015. Kids are learning and exploring all the possibilities the Crayon Kiosk has to offer with APPS selected from our recommendations list.
THANK YOU TO THE ALA FOR DRIVING AN
AMAZING #LIBRARYMADE S.M. CAMPAIGN.
Celebrate National Library Week 2015 (April 12-18, 2015) with the theme “Unlimited possibilities @ your library®.”
First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week 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.
Best-selling author David Baldacci will serve as Honorary Chair of National Library Week 2015 (April 12-18, 2015). Baldacci’s novels have been translated into more than 45 languages and have been adapted for film and television. Over 110 million copies of his books are in print worldwide. In addition, Baldacci is involved with several philanthropic organizations, including his family’s Wish You Well Foundation®, which fosters and promotes the development and expansion of literacy and educational programs.
Celebrations during National Library Week include:
- National Library Workers Day, Tuesday of National Library Week (April 14, 2015), a day for library staff, users, administrators and Friends groups to recognize the valuable contributions made by all library workers;
- National Bookmobile Day, Wednesday of National Library Week (April 15, 2015), a day to recognize the contributions of our nation’s bookmobiles and the dedicated professionals who make quality bookmobile outreach possible in their communities; and
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Social Media Promotion
This National Library Week we’re encouraging everyone to share what they’ve created with the help of their library.
Today’s libraries are more than just books. Increasingly, they are places of creativity where people can meet to share a hobby, use a 3D printer, edit a video, or use software to record their own music. Libraries offer access to the tools and technology essential to the economic and cultural lives of their communities.What have you created with the help of your local library? Did you research or write your book, learn how to make a hand-knitted scarf or culinary creation? Have you used the library’s 3D printer or produced a video? Did the library help you find a new job or get your small business off the ground? Or perhaps the library’s homework help service made a difference in your child’s last report card.
The possibilities really are unlimited.Share what you’ve made with the help of your local library on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram using the hashtag #librarymadefor the chance to win a $100 gift certificate to Maker Shed or Amazon. Promotion begins Monday April 13 at noon CT and ends Friday, April 17 at noon CT. Official rules are available on the #LibraryMade promotional page on I Love Libraries website. Follow the fun during National Library Week on the#LibraryMade Hashtag Wall.