Monday, April 11, 2011

Celebrate National LIbrary Week April 10-16

Take Action! Let Your Legislators Know How Critical Libraries Are!

Yesterday marked the launch of National Library Week with the theme “Create your own story @ your library.” This week presents a perfect opportunity to let your legislators know how important libraries are to you by telling your story about how important your library is to you and the difference your library makes in your community. Libraries need your voice!

Libraries continue to be busier than ever helping families survive during these tough economic times, yet public libraries, school libraries, and academic libraries are facing closures and elimination of librarians and library workers—the people who help those with a job application, teach 21st-century skills, and nurture the love of reading in kids that will serve them the rest of their lives.

State governments provide much needed funding for libraries to provide public access to the Internet to everyone, critical databases for individuals and small businesses, and homework help.

Take action NOW! Click here for direct links to your elected officials and let them know the importance of libraries!