National Library Week started in the 1950’s when research showed families were buying more media materials than reading materials.
The American Library Association (ALA) created National Library Week as a means to get children and adults to read more and visit their local libraries and book mobiles. This year National LIbrary Week will be celebrated the week of the 10th through the 16th. The theme this year is “Create your own story at the library.”
To get the children in your care motivated to visit their local libraries, collect maps and information about the libraries in your area and present them to your parents or on a special table. Here are some books about the library to encourage using the library as well about what goes on in libraries.
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Lola at the Library by Anna Mcquinn
Lola Loves Stories by Anna Mcquinn
Library Lion by Michelle Knudsen
Bats at the Library by Bryan Lies
Dewey: There’s a Cat at the Library by Myron and Witter
That Book Woman by Heather Henson
Library Lil by Suzanne Williams
Wild About Books by Judy Siena
I.Q. Goes to the Library by MaryAnn Fraser
Library Mouse by Daniel kirk
Beverly Bilingsly Borrows a Book by Alexander Stadler
My Librarian is a Camel: How Books Are Brought to Children Around the World by Margriet Ruurs