Thursday, March 17, 2011

National Library Week Is April 10-16

Make Plans to Celebrate National Library Week

Libraries are places for new beginnings.  Whether you are getting your first library card, learning new computer skills, or planning a trip, the library is the place where your story begins. This National Library Week, join our nation’s libraries and librarians and Create your own story @ your library. 

National Library Week is an annual celebration of the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians. All types of libraries--school, public, academic, and special--participate! Visit your local library today to find out what special events they have planned!

Acclaimed author John Grisham is the Honorary Chair of National Library Week. Click here to watch a video of Grisham explaining the value of libraries.

Teens! Make a Video and Help Win Money for Your Library!
Gather your friends and put together an original 1-3 minute video about why you need your library.  Up to six people can work together to submit a video. You can pick your technique. Entries can be live-action, animation, machinima, or a combination of these. Upload the video to YouTube before midnight April 18, 2011.
Entries can be submitted in two age categories: 13-15 and 16-18. Three 3rd place winners will receive $1,000 each for their selected libraries. Two second place winners will receive $2,000 each for their selected libraries.  One winner or group of winners will receive $3,000 for their selected library, plus $50 gift cards to an online bookseller for each individual member of the winning group (limit of 6 participants per group).
Learn more about the video contest at