It’s National Library Week. Do you have a librarian to thank?


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The American Library Assn. has declared April 10-16 National Library Week. Happy National Library Week, everyone!

As libraries have faced budget cutbacks nationwide, National Library Week is a time when they can be the focus of positive attention. They’re holding a haiku contest on Twitter -- some call it Twaiku -- and celebrating bookmobiles on Wednesday and teen literature on Thursday.


Today, Tueday, is National Library Workers Day -- a time to thank librarians and the rest of the library staff. And for this writer, that means saying, ‘Thanks, Mom!’

It’s true, my mom was a librarian -- a reference librarian at the University of Rhode Island.

Do you have a librarian to thank? Share your librarian appreciation in the comments.

-- Carolyn Kellogg