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Thursday, April 06, 2006

National Library Week

As I am married to a librarian, I would be remiss (not to mention foolhardy) not to point out that this -- April 2nd through the 8th -- is National Library Week. Search engines have become so sophisticated nowadays that it's easy to think that the Web has all the answers, and libraries aren't relevant anymore. But think again. Libraries have always been places for education, self-help and lifelong learning. Today, they're at the forefront of the information age, providing computers, Internet access, databases and more. At your library, you have access to nearly everything in print and online. You also get something that bookstore down the street doesn't have: the knowledge and expertise of a librarian to help you find what you're looking for. Your local librarian is the ultimate search engine.

If you haven't been in a library lately, it's not what you remember -- it's even better. Want to research your thesis? Find the latest child care information? Write a resume? Surf the Web? Get homework help? Or maybe you just want to curl up with your favorite book and enjoy some peace and quiet. It's all at your local library, and National Library Week is a great time to come in and see what's new. Many libraries are holding special promotions this week to celebrate, including guest author appearances, pajama parties, children's stories, poetry readings, create-your-own-book demonstrations, coffee-donuts-n-books, games, and a host of other programs. Check with your local library for details.

(This public service message brought to you by Mr. & Mrs. Toast!)


  • At 4/06/2006 05:18:00 PM, Blogger April said…

    Happy Library Week Mrs. Toast! Its been a while since I was in a library, but I spent A LOT of time in our University library... Once you know how everything in the library works, including outside resources they are connected to, it makes your studying and paper writing easier. Thank you, Mrs. Toast!!


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