Speak up for your Library April news

Good morning and thank you for your willingness to “Speak Up for Your Library!” 

National Library Week is the third week of April—the 14th – the 20th.  Most libraries are planning special events to celebrate and highlight their services.  Stop in to see what’s happening at your library. 

How public libraries are solving America’s reading problem
David Vinjamuri writes: “We have a reading problem in the United States. It’s not that people aren’t reading. In fact, the Pew Research Center reports that 76% of adults have read a book in the past year. Even kids are reading, and some studies suggest that Millennials are more likely to read literature than previous generations. The problem is choice. Readers are drowning in books.”...  Read more at http://www.forbes.com/sites/davidvinjamuri/2014/03/11/how-public-librari... and http://www.pewinternet.org/2014/01/16/a-snapshot-of-reading-in-america-i...

As you plan your spring home and garden projects don’t forget to check out the many books and videos the library owns on these topics.  Even if your local library doesn’t have what you need on the shelf there’s a good chance that one of the other Winnefox libraries does have it and can get it to your library within a couple days.

Check out the Library Value Calculator at  http://sql.winnefox.org/winnefox/roi.html

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