National Library Week!

Hello! Before we get to National Library Week, I wanted to introduce myself! My name is Melissa – I’m a first year residential student in the MLIS program and am excited to be one of the new co-chairs of the iYouth group! I’m interested in youth librarianship and love reading all kinds of fiction, writing and playing with my two Boston Terriers,Winston and Basil.

It is the tail end of #NationalLibraryWeek and we hope you’ve been celebrating! National Library Week is sponsored by the American Library Association and was started in 1958 due to a growing concern that “research showed that Americans were spending less on books and more on radios, televisions and musical instruments” (“National Library Week History,” 2015). Ever since then, it’s been a yearly fixture in the library scene. To help you celebrate, we’ve provided a link round up below of a few of the excellent goings on we’ve heard of this week.

Link Round Up!

During National Library Week, the ALA releases the top challenged books of the previous year. Check them out!

This library re-made some vintage READ library posters!

Out of Print clothing (which is generally library-awesome) is supporting National Library Week by partnering with the Harry Potter Alliance. 10% of proceeds will help open a library in Ghana and they’re selling these gorgeous limited edition t-shirts!

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