National Library Week

Libraries Transform Your Life!


Celebrate National Library week, by learning about the many ways that your neighborhood library can transform your life.  You can broaden your horizons and build your resume, by learning new languages and keeping up with new technology.  We offer free informative and entertaining programs for all ages, from infants to seniors.  For more information, visit our Facebook page, or visit us at the Fairbanks Library.

It's National Library Week!

This week is National Library Week! First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country, to celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support.

This year’s theme is "Libraries Transform". I’d like to invite you to use this blog to post an experience of how a library anywhere, at any time, transformed your life in some way.

My story happened in a west-coast library back in 1999. We had just returned from two years in New Zealand and our sea freight hadn’t arrived. Bereft of computers, internet, and phone service, we turned to the library to communicate to our friends and relatives that we had arrived safely, and to the businesses we needed to find a new home. That wonderful library transformed our moving trauma and we settled in that area because of it. 

Book Hunters in Brief #70: National Library Week

This year, National Library Week's theme is "Unlimited Possibilities @ Your Library," Now, let's face it, most of these National [Insert noun here] Weeks overstate by half the importance of the thing they celebrate--yes, oatmeal is an important part of a balanced breakfast, but the fact is that you could replace it with any number of cereal grains and life would go on, more or less, unchanged. That is not the case with our nation's public libraries.

Celebrating Libraries

Unlimited possibilities @ your library®This is the week for celebrating all things library, including all of the resources, services, and programs that you already know about and those that you may not.  Public libraries have always been a great place to study, learn about new things, come together with the community, and of course, to find great books. 

National Library Week 2014

Libraries change lives, and this week we encourage you to share your library stories with others.  You can tweet  your experiences to #LivesChange and #NLW14 or share a more detailed story at AtYourLibrary.org/LibraryStories.  Show others the value of the programs and access to information that libraries provide for their communities.  Help change someone else’s life by sharing your story.

Celebrate National Library Week @ your library!

Did you know that April 14 - April 20, 2013 is National Library Week? There are many ways to celebrate with us and show support of your local library. For some of those opportunities, please check out the American Library Association's link here. Also, please check out this link found of the Texas Library Association's site (here). 

If you stop by this week, please visit our display set up in the Quiet Space on the Second Floor. 

Thank you! 

Celebrate National Library Week with a bookmark craft on Wednesday, April 11 at 4:30 pm

This week is National Library Week!  School-aged children are invited to visit Freeman this Wednesday, April 11 at 4:30 pm for an Afterschool Craft.  We'll be making a fun bookmark to use when devouring all the great books that children can check out from Harris County Public Library.  Tickets are required.  They are free and available at the Kids Information Desk starting 30 minutes before the program.

April Programs in the Children's Department

Now that springtime is in full bloom, get out in the fresh air and join us for some fun children's programs this month.   Toddler Time is held on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 11:15 am.   It is for children 18 months to 3 years old along with a parent or caregiver.   Preschool Storytime is held on Tuesday & Wednesday at 1:30 pm.  It is for children 3-5 years old along with a parent or caregiver.  Twilight Tales is held every Thursday night at 6:30 pm.  It is a storytime that follows the themes of the toddler and preschool storytimes.  It is designed for preschool age on up.   All storytimes require tickets.  They are free and available at the Kids Information Desk starting 30 minutes before the program.   Here are the themes f

"I am proud of what I am. I am a librarian."

Libraries are such an integral part of our community, we often take them for granted. So once a year, we have National Library Week – this year April 11-17 – to allow us time to acknowledge their value. Libraries provide information and entertainment for millions of people everyday all over the world, whether on a college campus or a major city or a small town. And there are the librarians who help us find what we need.

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