We are so excited about our first event of the semester. We are planning to celebrate Banned Book Week, with a reading night in mid-September. Please join us at the September ALA@Wayne meeting in person or online. During this meeting, we will discuss the Banned Books Reading Night we have scheduled for Tuesday, September 23rd. We welcome you to attend our meeting and this event at Always Brewing Detroit from 5 – 7 pm to read a few lines of a banned book with the community. Click here to download this flyer.
As you all know, it is also Library Card sign-up month and we hope you are promoting the use of libraries in your community. My library card was so old that the lamination had worn off from book checkout swipes during many visits to the library. I picked up a new library card recently and find myself online placing books and videos on hold quite frequently. This is just one of the many convenient services that our local libraries provide. So, remind your friends and family that their local library has programs, services, and resources to support their needs on-site and online. If you or your family and friends have school-aged children get them involved in using the library by obtaining a library card for them, then you can actively CONNECT WITH YOUR KIDS @ your local library. I know their teachers will appreciate it and the youth librarians will be happy to assist them.
Send your family, friends and social media buddies the link to @ Your Library. Ask them to share their library stories as part of the You belong @ your library conversation. Library staff love to hear how they positively impacted individuals and families in their communities.