National Library Week this year is April 12-18, when the nation celebrates the invaluable contributions of libraries with the theme, “Unlimited Possibilities @ Your Library.”
First sponsored in 1958 with goals ranging from encouraging people to read in their increasing leisure time to improving incomes and health and developing strong and happy family lives, 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.
Celebrations during the week include National Library Workers Day, celebrated on April 14 this year. This day is for library staff, users, administrators and Friends groups to recognize the valuable contributions made by all library workers.
Our own public library has just received its 11th Excellence in Libraries award. You are invited and encouraged to come and see for yourself what a wonderful library we have right here in our city. And when you come, be sure to say thank you to the library staff for their dedication and work in making the Mansfield Public Library one we can be proud of.
Carol Ann Grantham, President
Friends of the Mansfield Public Library