National Library Week

Have you been to your library lately?  Don’t forget to visit your local branch for several interesting things like books, CDs, magazines to checkout or the website ( for downloadable, blogs for children and teens, staff reviews of materials, story times, book clubs, or other library related happenings like the McFadden Lecture.

How many of you know that this week is known as National Library Week, along with National Bookmobile Day on April 14th?

Interesting IMCPL facts:

1927 Circulation hits 2,000,000
1991 Circulation hits 7,000,000
2009 Circulation hits 17,000,000
1981 VHS available to checkout
1986 Audiocassettes available for checkout
1997 All branches have personal computers available
1997 Website debuts

Just think how the library has changed since 1997.  What library changes have happened or are happening in your life time?
Why not start celebrating National Library Week by reading a book from any of the following award lists:
Alex Awards
Margaret A. Edwards Awards
William C. Morris YA Debut Award

Odyssey Award
Michael L. Printz Award
YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults


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