Happy National Library Week! The best of all the library related weeks, NLW is celebrated all across the country, and Rice Library is no exception. Started in 1958, this week was created because the American Library Association feared that people were losing interest in books (and this was WAY before the internet) and losing interest in libraries. So they created this week to celebrate books, libraries, and the people that work there! So join us to celebrate National Library Week, and see what libraries are doing for us all! The 2013 theme, Communities Matter @ your library, invites campus, school, and business communities to discover libraries as a hub for engaging in creative conversations about the community’s needs. Take this special week to show that your library is so much more than a repository of resources—that it’s the place for discussion that can enrich, shape, and transform your community.
First up, get in on the photo scavenger hunt! Grab some friends and locate pictured items from all around the library, to win a library grab bag and a $25 Starbucks gift card! Sound like fun? Of course it is, you’re being encouraged to play in the library instead of doing homework! Wins for everyone! Check out the Spotlightfeature on the library’s website to find out how to get started!