Time to celebrate a fave week. When kids come in for field trips I love to tell them that this week is like a birthday party for the library. We get to celebrate the fun of a great place - and a place that many communities and people have access to. Communities love their police, their firefighters, even their street departments. But it is the library that opens up its doors wide and the staffers that say, "Come on in!" with smiles on their faces that make libraries the truly extraordinary community resource that they are.
So a big round of applause to libraries and the dedicated staffers who work there. You provide amazing materials for communities to share; meeting rooms; strong partnerships with other groups and organizations to enhance services; fab programs for all ages; outreach to all ages; information and internet access; and support for literacy and learning throughout people's lives. Put on those party hats and celebrate!