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“Nominations for the 2013 Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Awards are open through September 27.
There are more than 122,000 libraries nationwide, and librarians touch the lives of the people they serve every day. The award encourages library users like you to recognize the accomplishments of exceptional public, school, college, community college, or university librarians. We want to hear how you think your librarian is improving the lives of the people in your school, campus or community.”
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Thanks to Linda LaPointe, Reeves Librarian, for today’s Haiku.
- Ben Franklin founded the Library Company of Philadelphia, the nation’s first lending library, in 1731.
- The Library of Congress is the largest library in the world, with more than 147 million items on approximately 838 miles of bookshelves.
- Academic librarians will answer 56.1 million reference questions each year – reaching almost 10 million more people than attend college football games.
- Americans go to school, public and academic libraries nearly three times more often than they go to the movies.
Sources: Library Company of Philadelphia, librarycompany.org; Library of Congress, loc.gov; ALA Office for Research & Statistics, ala.org
If you’re searching for distinctive and outstanding books to read, then you’ll want to check out this year’s recommended books for adult readers recently announced by the American Library Association (ALA):
The lists include a variety of genres for all literary tastes including science fiction, historical fiction, horror, mystery, romance and poetry.
You may also want to check out the Newbery and Caldecott Award Winning books for children’s literature.