Celebrate National Library Week by coming to the library to view our display on libraries. It includes information on Waubonsee’s new Library Technical Assistant Degree and Certification Program that’s being offered beginning next fall.
From the American Library Association:
★ Academic librarians answer 72.8 million reference questions each year—almost twice the attendance at college football games.
Edna St. Vincent Millay asked, “To what purpose, April, do you return again?” For National Poetry Month, of course! National Poetry Month is a month-long, national celebration of poetry. The concept, according to the Academy of American Poets is “to widen the attention of individuals and the media—to the art of poetry, to living poets, to our complex poetic heritage, and to poetry books and journals of wide aesthetic range and concern.” Stop by the Todd Library display and reintroduce yourself to the pleasure of reading poetry!
Laughter relaxes us and improves our mood, and hearing jokes may ease anxiety. Amusement can also counteract pain.
Check out this month’s Scientific American article “How Humor Makes You Friendlier, Sexier”. There is even an association dedicated to providing evidence-based information about current humor research: Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor.
Did you know if “every household in the United States replaced just one roll of virgin fiber toilet paper (500 sheets) with 100% recycled ones, we could save 423,900 trees”? (National Resources Defense Council Sept. 2006) Production of the cushy tissue Americans’ prefer–called the Charmin effect–also uses more water and increases the level of chemicals released into the environment due to the chlorine bleaching process. Environmental groups like Greenpeaceand NRDC have come up with lists to help consumers make eco-friendly choices when it comes to their TP purchases.
“Library Lovers’ Month is a month-long celebration of school, public, and private libraries of all types. This is a time for everyone, especially library support groups, to recognize the value of libraries and to work to assure that the Nation’s libraries will continue to serve.” –FRIENDS & FOUNDATIONS of California Libraries
How has the library impacted your life?