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Celebrating the Life

The University of Texas Libraries encourages you to celebrate National Library Week, April 12-18, by visiting your local library.

First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. All types of libraries - school, public, academic and special - participate.

How can you celebrate libraries?

Visit your library. Libraries are everywhere. Did you know there are more than 123,000 libraries of all kinds across the United States? Find your public library.

Get to know your librarian or school library media specialist. They are trained information experts who can help you find what you're looking for–in print or online.

Support libraries. Learn more on our Take Action page. Celebrities help support libraries, too. Author and actress Jamie Lee Curtis is the Honorary Chair of National Library Week 2009, appearing in a print public service announcement.

Article published on April 13, 2009 - 9:45am

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