Pick up a good book during National Library Week


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During this week, find time to sit down and read to honor our libraries and those who work in them.

Adilene Ambriz, Staff writer

National Library Week isn’t until the first week of April, but as this issue of The Armijo Signal is all about literacy, it seemed a fitting time to acknowledge this observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA).
It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. It highlights the valuable role libraries, librarians, and library workers play in transforming lives and strengthening our communities.
In 1954 a nonprofit National Book Committee was established between the ALA and the American Book Publishers and four years later National Library Week was established. (https://rb.gy/twbeca). This week is designed to influence young readers and give them the support to continue reading and growing their minds to become greater.
According to the National Libraries Magazine (https://rb.gy/n3he6c), this year actress, author, and activist Natalie Portman will share her power to give a spotlight to our nation’s libraries as the honorary chair of National Library Week 2021. She will help highlight the essential role libraries, librarians, and library workers play in serving their communities.
This week is important because it helps bring people into a whole new world, a world with many books to choose from whether it be horror, drama, fiction, non-fiction, and more. The week is filled with important National Days, including National School Librarian Day April 4, National Library Workers Day, April 6, and National Bookmobile Day April 7.
Plan to celebrate next month by visiting the library, reading a good book or saying thank you to one of the Armijo library staff.

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