Thursday, February 21, 2008
Where is a great place to go to find reliable and accurate information about your health? The answer is @ your library.
From now until May 11, Woman’s Day magazine, in conjunction with ALA’s Campaign for America’s Libraries, is collecting stories on how its readers have used the library to improve a family member’s or their health.
The magazine announced the initiative in its March issue, where it asks its readers aged 18 and over to submit their stories in 700 words or less. Stories can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Up to four of the submissions will be featured in the March 2009 issue of Woman’s Day.
Woman’s Day is a Founding Partner of The Campaign for America’s Libraries, the ALA’s multi-year public awareness and advocacy campaign to promote the value of libraries and librarians.
So, start writing -- you may find yourself, and the library, spotlighted in Woman's Day!
Saturday, February 09, 2008
Friday, February 01, 2008
January 31, 2008 was named Public Library Appreciation Day by a concurrent resolution of the South Carolina House and Senate.
This resolution recognized South Carolina's public libraries for playing a vital role in fostering literacy and for utilizing new and emerging technologies to provide access to information.
The resolution pointed out that more than 19.8 million people visited SC public libraries in fiscal year 2006; that 21.5 million books and other materials were borrowed, and that 637,440 children attended a program at a public library that year.
The resolution also pointed out that, according to a recent USC study, every dollar invested in SC public libraries results in a return investment of $4.48.
Library supporters from throughout the state were on hand to visit with legislators and discuss funding for libraries.