Starting Yesterday it is National Library Week! There is a host of different events National Library Week is sponsoring that you can check out below. If none of those strikes your fancy your local library is probably hosting a fun event or two!
The entire reason for National Library Week is to get people to their local libraries. Libraries are a center for community and communities matter. Engaged communities that foster learning have lower crime statistics, and a higher percentage of kids going to higher education. So go out, get involved, and support your local library!
National Library Week Events
- April – School Library Month
- Monday, April 15 – 2013 State of America's Libraries Report released
- Tuesday, April 16 – National Library Workers Day
- Wednesday, April 17 – National Bookmobile Day
- Thursday, April 18 – Support Teen Literature Day
Operation Teen Book Drop 2013-April 18
On April 18th it is Teen Lit Day! In honor of this momentous day Readergirlz are organizing a Rock The Drop event where you can donate a book to a local library, hospital, or leave a book anywhere (I wouldn't recommend this in SD as it did just snow, but listed below are places you can donate a book).
Here's how you can get involved:
- Follow @readergirlz on Twitter and tweet #rockthedrop
- Print a copy of the bookplate and insert it into a book (or 10!) On April 18th, drop a book in a public spot (park bench, bus seat, restaurant counter?) Lucky finders will see that the book is part of ROCK THE DROP!
- Post the banner at your blog and social networks. Proclaim that you will ROCK THE DROP!
- Snap a photo of your drop and post it at the readergirlz Facebook page. Then tweet the drop at #rockthedropwith all the other lovers of YA books.
In Vermillion, South Dakota book donations are accepted at:
- Sanford Hospital
- The Vermillion Public Library
- The Civic Counsel
- The Vermillion Nursing Home