He remembers how both his father and the library nurtured his love of reading. But "most of his books were on clinical chemistry and toxicology," so Rocco "had to get my books from the library."
He said he takes his daughter to the library often. "She loves that experience."
Thursday is the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month, another example of how libraries promote diversity in their communities.
Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.
Chicago mother and author Kate Hannigan Issa shares this story of her son Gabriel's first library card.
When I was a little girl, two things my mom and I shared were a love of crafts and the ownership of our very own library cards (though truth be told, mine lived in her wallet). I remember a time when I was home sick, and just so I wouldn’t miss out on the arts and crafts activities at preschool, my mom went to the library and picked up an armful of craft books so we could make our own art projects at home.
Do you remember the excitement of getting your first library card? There was something so enticingly grown up about signing your name on the application and being able to use your very own card to check out books for yourself.
Of course, excitement manifests itself in different ways. Do you think you were ever this excited about your first library card?
Welcome to the world of library card holders, Sanders!
Whether your kids have been back in school for a few weeks or they're just heading back today, the week following the Labor Day always feels like the “official” start of the school year. Since every parent wants their children to start the school year off on the right foot, the question I pose to you is: do your kids have the most important school supply of all?
Show that you and your kids are school-ready and show us your library card.
As many as 200 librarians were working in or near the World Trade Center and Pentagon when the terrorist attacks occurred in 2001. Four librarians died in the attacks. Others lost colleagues, facilities and entire collections.
You can get many things at the library with a library card: free movies, music, books, e-books, downloads, classes and, of course, there are trained information professionals - librarians - to help you find what you’re looking for.
Last month, 12-year-old Hieu Nguyen received something extra special at the library: a new bike.
From this summer’s blockbuster movies to the way comics and manga (Japanese comics) fly off library shelves, it’s no “House of Mystery” that comics, graphic novels and manga are extremely popular with kids and teens. They’re also popular with adults, too. Why not read them together?
Here are some ideas for getting started:
Likely Stories Blog
Visibility @ your library
American Libraries Inside Scoop
Abby (the) Librarian
How Books Got Their Titles
Library History Buff
Library Link of the Day
Library of Congress Blog
Points of Reference
Book Group Buzz