Time to celebrate all things library! From Neil Gaiman's videoconference today to D.E.A.R.(Drop Everything and Read), from Geek the Library to bloggers celebrating libraries and supporting them in tough times, it's a time to stand up and cheer for libraries. On a local level, lots of libraries are sponsoring celebrations, special programs and efforts aimed at bringing a birthday ambiance to the week. Friends groups and volunteers are celebrated, extra tours are scheduled and Book Festivals are happening!
Here at our library we are sponsoring an "Adopt-a-Book" program this week. Brand new, fully-processed books are on display that patrons can adopt for the library. We pop a bookplate in and they are ready for instant check-out. This is the first time we have tried this at my new library although we did this before at my former job. It was a great way for our community to support us and raise money in the process!
What are you doing to celebrate?
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