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Random musings on reading and books from a librarian in training.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

National Library Week

There’s only a few days left to make a special trip to your library. This week (4/13-4/19) is National Library Week.

Pre-Internet, Xboxes, iPods, publishers and libraries were concerned about American’s reading habits. National Library Week dates back to the 1950s. According to research at the time, Americans were reading less. In response, the American Library Associate and American Book Publishers formed The National Book Committee.

This committee came up with the idea of National Library Week. The reasoning was if more people read, more people would patronize their library.

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