Libraries remain a great source of information and books and introductions to other cultures and worlds.
Thursday, April 12, 2012, is Snapshot Day: A Day in the Life of Your Library. A lot more happens in a library than checking out books. Sure, that’s part of it, but people head to this invaluable resource in town for all sorts of assistance. The American Library Association hosts an annual Snapshot Day, this year taking place on Thursday, April 12
Playrific has quite a bit of content about libraries and how kids can and do use them as a source of books and a place for activities. Most public libraries have children’s sections and many offer activities for learning by age and/or grade. We’re featuring media about kids using their public libraries.
- Arthur Loves the Library
- Library Manners – Can You Teach My Alligators Manners? – Disney Junior Official
- Harry and his Bucket Full of Dinosaurs
- We Give Books – Read online
While researching this blog I discovered several sites and articles that may be of interest and might inspire parents to take their children to visit their local libraries.
This past February 12 (2012) was National Libraries Day in the United Kingdom. Although this celebration was in the UK, that celebration of Library Day is not unique as indicated by a number of statewide and local “Library Day” events around the US:
If your local library is pointed to as an “obsolete” idea in the digital age, read 16 Reasons Why Libraries and Librarians are Still Extremely Important
What’s happening in your library?