As a librarian, I celebrate library week every week.
This year we are celebrating libraries with massive advocacy events to call attention to the importance of programs and services provided to all in the community.
Libraries all over the United States have hosted rallies. The media has been wonderful providing TV coverage and developing news stories about the critical role of libraries in the community. Politicians are trying to figure things out. Last week, the President of the American Library Association sent a letter to President Obama.
Library staff and volunteers are working very hard to save libraries, and are actively encouraging customers to sign petitions to keep libraries open. Here, Shanachie Jaap van de Geer signs a petition @ Queens Library.