Library Week hits Grambling

“It’s National Library Week, a time to celebrate the contributions of libraries, librarians and library workers in schools, campuses and communities nationwide – and the perfect time to discover how you can join the circle of knowledge @ your library. The A. C. Lewis Memorial Library is celebrating National Library Week by hosting programs for library awareness.

“Everyday, libraries in big cities and small towns, colleges and universities, in schools and in businesses help transform their communities,” says Dr. Rosemary Mokia, director of Library Services. “At our library, people can come together for meetings, lectures and programs, to do research with the assistance of a trained professional, to get a job or to find homework help from our print and online resources.”

First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April.

For more information, visit the A. C. Lewis Memorial Library at 100 Johnson Street, Grambling, LA, call 318-274-3354 or see the library’s Web site at www.gram.edu/library. Libraries hours are Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m-11 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m. 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., and Sunday 4 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

National Library Week Proclamation

WHEREAS , our nation’s school, academic, public and special libraries make a difference in the lives of millions of Americans, today, more than ever;

WHEREAS , librarians are trained professionals, helping people of all ages and backgrounds find and interpret the information they need to live, learn and work in the 21st century;

WHEREAS , libraries are part of the American Dream – places for opportunity, education, self-help and lifelong learning;

WHEREAS, library use is up nationwide among all types of library users, continuing a decade-long trend;

WHEREAS, libraries play a vital role in supporting the quality of life in their communities;

WHEREAS , libraries can help you discover a world of knowledge, both in person and online, as well as personal service and assistance in finding what you need, when you need it;

WHEREAS , libraries are a key player in the national discourse on intellectual freedom, equity of access, and narrowing the “digital divide”

WHEREAS , libraries, librarians, library workers and supporters across America are celebrating National Library Week with The Campaign for America’s Libraries.

NOW, THEREFORE , be it resolved that I, Dr. Horace A. Judson, President of Grambling State University, proclaim National Library Week, April 13-19, 2008. I encourage all residents to visit the library this week to take advantage of the wonderful library resources available and thank their librarians and library workers for making information accessible to all who walk through the library’s doors. Join the circle of knowledge @ your library.