Thank a librarian

If you’ve learned anything in your life, thank a librarian. I wrote this week in Saved by a library about how a library helped me. I know that I’m not the only one who has benefited from a great library, no matter how big or small.

The American Library Association celebrates National Libraries Week in the U.S. from April 23-29 to highlight the essential role libraries, librarians, and library staff play in transforming lives and strengthening communities.

When I think of the importance libraries play in society, I find I think about Kofi Annan’s quote: “Literacy is a bridge from misery to hope.”

Yes, let’s be a bridge to hope. Here’s a few additional thoughts:

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      1. As per my post from about a week ago, I need to pop in to mine and activate my temporary electronic card I set up. Maybe on my way to work on Monday. Have a good weekend, Brian

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  1. I love this post and these beautiful quotes, Brian. My daughter has a new school librarian this year that she loves. It’s amazing how well a good librarian can connect readers with what they’d like to read – and so influential, especially for these early readers!

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  2. Thanks for the library love, Brian. As I mentioned before, I work in public libraries so I’m biased. But libraries are more important than ever today! 🙏 Enjoy your library visit today.

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  3. Your post really resonated with me! I spent a lot of my childhood in my hometown library, and I’m grateful for the librarians who made a difference. Kofi Annan’s quote is spot on. Happy National Libraries Week to those unsung heroes!

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