12 April 2017
It’s National Library Week -- have you been celebrating?
First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (
and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate the
contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians and to promote library
use and support. All types of libraries - school, public, academic and special
- participate. ALA
Is your local library sponsoring events in celebration of itself?
As genealogists and family historians, libraries are critical to our research success. Whether we learn historical context, gain access to subscription databases, trawl through vertical files, check out newspaper archives/morgues, or engage in other activities, our research benefits from the existence of and access to libraries and their resources.
I regularly visit the State Library of North Carolina and the Olivia Raney Local History Library in
as well as Wilson Library (UNC, Chapel Hill, NC) and the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book &
Manuscript Library (Duke, ) as well as other regional
libraries! I am truly thankful for their
existence and the invaluable services they provide. Durham,
What library or libraries are you celebrating?
How have you found a library invaluable to your genealogy research?
Editor’s Note: Similar post to one posted 13 April 2016.
Editor’s Note: Past posts on this topic include Celebrate National Library Week -- FREE Access to Gale Resources -- 10-24 April 2011 and National Library Week -- Let's Celebrate with some FREE access to neat databases!
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