Happy National Library Week!
National Library Week is held from April 12-18. This year the theme is “Unlimited possibilities @ your library®.” I think that should be the theme every year, because that really is what libraries have always meant to me. Every since I was a child I have held the library in the highest regard. The stacks seemed a lot taller then, but the endless rows up books are still a wonder of all information. When I was an undergraduate I worked as a periodicals assistant at the university library. That meant I was responsible for shelving the last twelve months of peer-reviewed journals. It was eye opening to discover how many possible fields of study I could pursue. It turns out that I couldn’t pick one, so I decided I’d like to spend the rest of my professional career with constant access to as much information as possible. That’s how I found myself here today.
Libraries still hold a very special place in my heart. I collect library cards from all over the state, and I often find myself inside unfamiliar buildings exploring libraries when I travel. I’ll be spending my week maxing out my borrowed items on as many library cards as possible, being grateful that I live in Ohio, where I have access to all of the public libraries in the state. If you are looking for a few ways to celebrate National Library Week, check out some of these latest additions, and stop by the Adult Reference Desk in our Grand Reading Room to enter yourself in our National Library Week giveaway.
Have a happy National Library Week!